Race, Power, and Quakerism in South Africa

Monday, February 24, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 200 Instruction and Events
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Hochberg, Rachel A

Are there Quakers in South Africa? 

How and when did they get there? 

What roles did they play before, during, and after apartheid?

How do South African Quakers address issues of race, position, and power both within the Religious Society and the larger culture today?

Come hear stories, ask questions, and share thoughts with Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, our current Friend in Residence, and her husband Jeremy.

Co-sponsored by Quaker and Special Collections and the Quaker Affairs Office
Nozizwe Charlotte Madlala-Routledge is a Quaker South African politician and activist who was South Africa's Deputy Minister of Defense from 1999 to April 2004 and Deputy Minister of Health from April 2004 to August 2007. She is the founder and Executive Director of Embrace Dignity, a non-profit campaigning for legal reform to abolish the exploitative system of prostitution and support South African women wanting to exit the sex industry. She is serving as Friend in Residence at Haverford College for the spring semester, 2020.

Jeremy Routledge is a chemical engineer who is deeply committed to the realization of a society built on non-violence, gender equality, environmental justice, and personal and social transformation. He is one of the founding members of Embrace Dignity and an active member of the international Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) community. He served as the Director of the Quaker Peace Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from 1996-2002.

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