Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Price: $30 for members, $50 general public Click here to purchase tickets
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Reception
The reception will include food, a cash bar and the opening of the two Photographic Exhibits on Nelson Mandela:
· Exhibition 1:Senzeni Na? Selected Photographs from Mandela! Struggle and Triumph by David Turnley - Pulitzer Prize - winning photojournalist David Turnley spent a quarter-century documenting the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela, one of the world's most important civil rights leaders. As the first black South African to hold the office of president, Mandela's government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty, and inequality, and also by fostering racial reconciliation. In conjunction with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award, this exhibit is a glimpse into Turnley's archives of Nelson Mandela and the country that held him as a political prisoner for 27 years before electing him president in that nation's first fully representative multiracial election in 1994.
· Exhibition 2:Mandela: A Living Legacy - For the past ten years, photojournalist Matthew Willman has had the privilege of working with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to achieve and document the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Willman has carefully selected 20 of his photographs that document intimate aspects of Mandela's life from Robben Island to the Freedom Charter, the iconic 'Amandla Fist' to the Rivonia Trial. The stories that are told through these photographs not only highlight the historical significance of Mandela's life, but they also capture unique aspects of the human condition that inspires others to take steps toward freedom today. In conjunction with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award, this exhibition shares the story of Nelson Mandela's commitment to giving others the power of choice to walk free.
7 - 9 p.m. - Movie - Walesa: Man of Hope
The Freedom Center will provide popcorn during the movie.
This cinematic biography from award-winning director Andrzej Wajda mixes archival footage and reenactments to reveal the story of Lech Walesa, who rose from being a shipyard worker to the President of Poland and became a Nobel Prize winning warrior for equality and fairness.