Boston Premiere Screening of SING YOUR SONG

by South Africa Partners
with Mary Tiseo, George Monyemangene
Boston, Massachusetts
May 16, 2012
10 pages
Program for the Boston premier screening of Sing Your Song, a documentary film about artist and activist Harry Belafonte at Kendall Square Cinema on May 16, 2012. The program says South Africa Partners takes this opportunity to honor local leaders: Reebee Garofalo, Caroline Hunter, Willard Johnson, Mel King, and Byron Rushing. The program says the Award Selection Committee is Margaret Burnham, Richard Clapp and Janet Axelrod. The program mentions the Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, MassDivest and the Winnie Mandela Support Committee. The program says he anti-apartheid campaign was waged over many years, some who participated did not live to see the end of apartheid, and says South Africa Partners wants to acknowledge local heroes who were instrumental in the Boston area campaigns whom are honored posthumously: Jack Backman, who as Massachusetts State Senator, joined forces with Mel King to lead efforts within the State Legislature; Paul Epstein, whose work in public health and Southern Africa’s liberation were a reflection of his deep devotion to social justice; Mackie McLeod & Zubaida Price, whose activism and expertise helped publicize local activities, reaching broad audiences with anti-apartheid messages; Chris Nteta, for his many contributions, including his leadership within the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement; George Wald, Nobel Laureate, for his contributions to the closing of the South African Consulate in Boston and the Anti-Kruggerand Campaign; and Ken Williams, who joined with Caroline Hunter to form and lead the Revolutionary Workers Movement at Polaroid. • Evening Program • Anti-Krugerrand Campaign • Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement • Divestment Campaign • Preventing the Renewal of U.S. Bank Loans • Sports Isolation & the Cultural Boycott • AMANDLA - Festival of Unity • AMANDLA Award Criteria • Honorees • Activist Acknowledgements
Used by permission of South Africa Partners.