Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

An opening reception for “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” will be held at 5:30 PM on Wednesday September 15. Suzman, over the course of a nearly four decade political career, was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. The reception features a lecture by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Sociology Fran Buntman. The exhibit and reception are sponsored by the Schemel Forum, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Professor Buntman has a specific interest in apartheid and is the author of Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid published by Cambridge University Press in 2003. She will be speaking on “Suzman the Pioneer.” The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from August 31 to October 25.