The College of Arts & Sciences is embarking on a year-long exploration of the culture and history of South Africa titled Different Lands, Common Ground.
A&S will have many special evetns throughout the year including "Have You Heard From Johannesburg," a seven-part documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Connie Field that shines light on the global citizens' movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime.
You are invited to participate in the initiative through an online book club. The books were chosen with an eye to some of the major themes of our year-long program - including race, public health, sports, mining and others.
We will be bringing South African culture to you in a variey of different mediums throught the academic year - photos, podcasts, videos, music and more. Explore the richness of this truly unique culture.
We will share the struggles and triumphs of this land by bringing key players in the transformation of the South African political landscape to Lexington. Including Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada who helped Nelson Mandela build a new South Africa.
Students have a multitude of ways to be involved including an education abroad trip to Cape Town. Use your skills and education to help a South African non-profit organization (NGO), while gaining invaluable career experience.
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