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, ga16@le.ac.uk

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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