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22 Aug 2014 13:36
Constitution Hill has a very complex history going back to 1892 when the Old Fort was built under the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, functioning as a prison. (Gallo)
Please note: this event has been postponed till December 10 2014. We will advertise the new details shortly.
In the meantime you can still send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
In celebration of women in South Africa, Constitution Hill in partnership with the
Mail & Guardian, will be
hosting Bars: The Price of Freedom
Dialogue as part of the
Colours of a Woman portfolio.
The event will showcase the stories of women who
were previously incarcerated at the Old Fort Women’s Gaol at Constitution Hill.
In contrast, female wardens who worked at the jail during different times in its history will recount their experiences on the other side of the prison bars, creating a dual re-telling
These women have not seen each other in over 30 years and will face
each other in dialogue for the first time since their spells on both sides of
the prison bars.
The dialogue will interrogate what the struggle meant to
each of them.
This landmark event will also provide a unique platform for
women from all walks of life to network in a setting rich with history and
Constitution Hill has a very complex history going back to 1892 when the Old Fort was built under the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, functioning as a prison.
One of the buildings added to the fort in the late 1900s was the Women’s Prison (1907), where struggle stalwarts such as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Fatima Meer, Sibongile Mkhabela and countless more were incarcerated.
Event detailsDate: December 10 2014Time: TBCVenue: TBCPrice: TBCBookings: Send
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