Book launch: Youth Activism & Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid by Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe

Series Name School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Speaker Dr Gavin Brown
Type Lectures & Talks
When 27 Nov 2017, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Venue Lecture Theatre 10 Bennett Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Gail Andrews,

From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained a continuous protest, day and night, outside the South African Embassy in central London. This book examines how and why a group of children, teenagers and young adults made themselves ‘non-stop against apartheid’, creating one of the most visible expressions of anti-apartheid solidarity in Britain.

This book offers new insights into what geography can add to the study of protest and international solidarity. It also offers a fresh perspective on how young people’s political engagement cannot be separated from broader practices of ‘growing-up’.

At this launch event, Dr Gavin Brown (School of Geography, Geology and the Environment) will share stories from the Non-Stop Picket, reflecting on the research that led to the book, and highlighting some of its key findings.

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