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Honoring South African Women’s Day – Oakland, CA, U.S.
August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Free
Featuring an update on the Sudan
The historic role Sudanese women have played in Sudan’s ongoing revolution.
History of South African Women’s Day
In one of the largest demonstrations staged in this country’s history, 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria’s Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to present a petition against the carrying of passes by women. The march was organised by the Federation of South African Women (FSAW or FEDSAW). The Federation famously challenged the idea that ‘a woman’s place is in the kitchen’, declaring it instead to be ‘everywhere’.
Other activities include
- Film on Winnie Mandela
- Performance by Kujichagulia