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Mandela, Mammals, and Masks

May 16, 2021 | 2:00pm CDT


Wildlife in South Africa is abundant, with almost 300 mammal species! The term “Big Five” is used to describe the power and strength of the elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, and rhino.

In this family program, participants will have the opportunity to create animal masks or puppets and then create short vignettes with their animals. Each animal family will face a small conflict, and in the spirit of democracy and equality, come to a resolution together.

The workshop will be led by local South African artist and educator, Dina Kaplan, and Johannesburg visual artist, Thabang Lehobe.

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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