Media Advisory - Community to Host Nelson Mandela Tribute This Sunday, December 15th

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Residents of Toronto in partnership with a coalition of student, community and faith groups from across Toronto would like to invite you to attend a celebration of the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

The Nelson Mandela Memorial Action & Tribute will be held on Sunday, December 15th, 2013.

Location: Daniel's Spectrum in Regent Park - 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7 - near the Nelson Mandela Park Public School.

Time: 5 pm - 7 pmDoors will open at 5 pm. The event will start at 5:30 pm.

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The program will include performances and speakers that will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement.

Confirmed Speakers:
•  Dr. Kofi Hope - Managing Director - CEE 'Community Empowering Enterprises' 
•  Prof. Anver SaloojeeAfrican National Congress Tentative
•  Mr. Roger LoveAfrican Canadian Legal Clinic
•  Ms. Yolen Bollo Kamara - Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.
and a special representative of the South African people -
•     Ms. Tselane Mokuena - Consul General -  South African High Commission.
The event is hosted by a coalition of student, community and faith groups from across the City of Toronto.

It is a free event open to all community members. 

Mandela's dedication to fighting injustice and racial segregation by ending apartheid was one of the most important contributions of the 20th century. 

Mandela taught us the power of action, but he also taught us the power of ideas. 

Endorsing Organizations:

African Canadian Legal Clinic
African Canadian Social Development Council (ACSDC) 
Canadian Arab Federation
Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
Canadian Peace Alliance
Community Empowering Enterprises
Erindale Campus African Students Association
+ Labour Community Services
Madbakh Women's Initiative Inc.
Palestine House
Positive Change TO
Public Interest - Strategy & Communications
Newcomer Women's Services Toronto
Ryerson Students' Union
Scarborough Campus Students' Union
Speak Sudan
Toronto Environmental Alliance
+ Toronto and York Region Labour Council
UTM Students Union
University of Toronto Students' Union
USW 1998
Warden Woods Community Centre
York Federation of Students
York Graduate Students' Association
York United Black Students' Alliance
Young Diplomats

and many more..

SOURCE Toronto Nelson Mandela Tribute

For further information:

Walied Khogali, Facilitator: 416-625-7712 (cell) or