Mamphela Ramphele | Can African Women Redefine Liberation for All?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mamphela Ramphele | Can African Women Redefine Liberation for All? || Radcliffe Institute

Mamphela Aletta Ramphele BI ’89, of South Africa, is interested in whether African women can redefine freedom for the benefit of all. If so, what would it take to redefine freedom? How different would such redefined freedom be from the postcolonial and postapartheid freedom Africa is experiencing now? What values, systems, and practices would characterize freedom for all as a lived experience? And why should we focus on African women as agents of change?

Opening remarks by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University

Introduction by Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library