JOHANNESBURG – There are still a limited number of tickets available for the once-off “An Evening with Alice Walker” taking place at the State Theatre, 7 September
The author and activist arrives in South Africa in a few days where she will be undertaking two key events on behalf of the Steve Biko Foundation including delivering the 11th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at the University of Cape Town at 6 pm on September 9th.
Tickets are still available for ‘An Evening With Alice Walker’ taking place at the State Theatre in Pretoria on September 7th.
Joining the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award winner will be South African luminaries, such as Simphiwe Dana and several other notable homegrown talents. The family of the late Steve Biko will also be in attendance at the State Theatre event which is designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Bantu Stephen Biko in concert with Professor Walker.
Established in 2000, the annual Steve Biko Memorial lecture is the flagship programme of the Steve Biko Foundation and is the principal avenue through which the Foundation pursues a core element of its mission: to foster the intangible but essential community building blocks: history, identity, culture and values, as the foundation for leadership and agency at the level of the individual and the community.
Among those who have reflected on the life and legacy of Steve Biko through the Memorial Lecture have been some of Africa’s foremost scholars, artists and religious and political leaders. They include Njabulo Ndebele, Zakes Mda, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Mamphela Ramphele, Desmond Tutu, and then Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, Trevor Manuel as well as Tito Mboweni.
The 11th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at the University of Cape Town takes place at 6 pm on September 9th.
For more information on both events contact Mr. Bruce Waters, SBF’s Operations Manager on 011.403.0310 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org