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January 18, 2006

Symposium recalls international campaigns to end apartheid in South Africa

A symposium marking the 20th anniversary of legislation establishing an official anti-apartheid foreign policy for the United States and examining the history and politics of the international movement to free South Africa will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Kresge Auditorium.

"Celebrating South African Freedom: A Symposium on the International Campaign to End Apartheid," will include a discussion moderated by President Emeritus Donald Kennedy with two former students, Amanda Kemp and Steve Phillips, both of whom were active in the anti-apartheid movement on the Stanford campus, and Justice Albie Sachs, a member of the South African Constitutional Court.

The symposium also will include a conversation with Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, and filmmaker Connie Field, about her documentary film series, Have You Heard from Johannesburg? Carson collaborated with Field on the series, which chronicles the global anti-apartheid movement on five continents from 1946 to 1990.

A segment of the film focusing on 1977-1986 will premiere at the symposium.

The symposium is sponsored by the Aurora Forum, the King Institute and Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. It is free and open to the public. Additional biographical information about participants is available at



Barbara Palmer, News Service: (650) 724-6184,

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