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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Opposite Mandela

August 12, 2021 | 12:00pm CST


Tony Leon occupies a unique place in world history. While serving alongside Nelson Mandela as leader of the Democratic Alliance from its inception, he was a prominent figurehead during the most turbulent and exciting times in contemporary South African politics.

In this Lunch & Learn, Leon will share key lessons from his work with Mandela and other anti-apartheid leaders and share his perspective on why the miracle that brought about democracy in South Africa is due for a renewal.

Presenting Sponsors:




Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Brenda & Lance Feis




In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum

Mitch & Cathy Feiger

Hackner Family

Jill and Rob Selati


Additional Funders:

Golder Family Foundation

Keith & Caryl Jaffee


Judith & William Rader and Family

Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation

Ilan & Rebekah Shalit

Rachel Brosnahan

Lance and Angela Donenberg

Lifeway Foods

North Shore (IL) Chapter of The Links; Incorporated

Mosaic Construction

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club

Quarles & Brady LLP

Laura Elizabeth Tanner


Media Partners:



Mandela: Struggle for Freedom was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa). Tour management services provided by Lord Cultural Resources.

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Community Partners:

Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Bluhm Legal Clinic – Center on Wrongful Convictions; Chicago Cultural Alliance; Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore; Heartland Alliance; Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA); Niebuhr Center at Elmhurst University; The Peace Exchange Program of Holy Family Ministries; Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute and Network

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