Join us Tuesday to discuss the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s recent passing was greeted with near universal respect and admiration around the globe. Why? What makes Mandela special? What did Mandela achieve in his life? What is the legacy of Mandela’ life and struggles for South Africa and the world? Why is Mandela so revered and admired from the halls of power to the smallest villages and poorest ghettos?

Join for a teleconference discussion of these questions and more:

The Life & Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, December 17
8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Call (605) 475-4850
Dial 1053538# when prompted

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We invite you to join us Tuesday, December 17 for a special People’s World teleconference presentation on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. People’s World co-editor Joe Sims and Communist Party International Secretary Emile Schepers with our host Dee Myles will discuss this historic and global figure in the fight for freedom.

Joe Sims has traveled frequently to South Africa since the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), and has written and reported extensively on South African developments. Sims is From Ohio and lives in New York City.

Emile Schepers is the International Secretary of the Communist Party USA. A veteran civil and immigrant rights activist, Schepers was born in South Africa and has a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University. He worked as a researcher and activist in working-class communities in Chicago for 40 years and now lives in Northern Virginia.

Call in Dec 17 to join them in the discussion.

Send your questions to during the presentation.

Further reading on Mandela’s life and legacy:

CPUSA condolence message to the ANC, SACP & COSATU 

Obituary from People’s World

People’s World editorial: Hail & Farewell Mandela

South African Communist Party statement 

African National Congress press statement

Nelson Mandela – a memory

Everyday South Africans celebrate Mandela’s life

Remembering Mandela in Detroit

Photo: Denis Farrell/AP


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