(i) 11th Annual Vice Chancellor’s Julius Nyerere Lecture on Lifelong Learning: Popular Education: Inspiring Activism and Education
Thursday 30 October 2014 from 12h00 – 14h30 at UWC’s Senate Hall
The late Tanzanian President Nyerere dedicated his life to issues of social justice for the majority of people. As one of his strategies in newly independent Tanzania in the early 1960s, he emphasized the importance of adult education as integral to a lifelong learning philosophy and approach which would encourage African socialism including self-reliance amongst Tanzanians. In the spirit of these commitments, UWC’s Vice Chancellor inaugurated an annual Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Lecture on Lifelong Learning. In 2013 the 10th consecutive lecture was delivered by Dr Saleem Badat.
For the 2014 lecture, the Vice Chancellor has invited Professor Emeritus Shirley Walters, who leads an action research project on Re-membering Traditions of Popular Education to coordinate the interactive event. The event, which occurs on the 30 October 2014, has an innovative focus on popular education that is informed by a strong commitment to social justice. It is entitled Popular Education: Inspiring activism and education. A well-known popular education street theatre group from Delhi, India, will be participating.