Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director Obenewa Amponsah will be a guest speaker at CapeTalk's Go Beyond Women’s Breakfast in celebration of Women's Day in August.
The country commemorates the month of August as a tribute to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to stand against the apartheid Pass Laws.
Women such as Obenewa Amponsah will share their stories and provide insight on what it takes to Go Beyond.
Venue: Century City Conference Centre
- Date: 11 August 2017, 07:00 AM — 10:00 AM
On Africa Day in May, she chatted to CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson about the launch of the new Harvard Centre for African Studies.
She says the planning of the centre had been in the works for several years and Harvard has a long and distinguished relationship of scholarship with Africa going back over 100 years.
Regardless of whether you consider yourself a historian of Africa or a student of African affairs, the truth is that the 21st century is in many ways it is Africa's century. And people want to be part of that, understand it, and see how they can actively contribute.— Obenewa Amponsah, Harvard African Studies Centre's executive director
Take a listen to Obenewa's inspirational words below: