Protest Songs from South Africa

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Protest Songs from South Africa

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Garden of the Sky

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The USD Concert Choir performed protest songs originating from the South African anti-apartheid tradition, including Senzenina, Shosholoza, Shumayel and Nkosi Sikel iAfrika. The performance was followed by a discussion with 2015 IPJ Woman PeaceMaker Glenda Wildschut of South Africa.

The USD Concert Choir is a large choral ensemble at the University of San Diego. Comprised of singers from across the campus, this ensemble performs regularly in concert and worship on campus and in the San Diego community. Under the direction of Emilie Amrein and Keith Sattely, the USD Concert Choir performs a broad range of genres and styles, from large choral-orchestral masterworks to folk songs from around the world in a wide variety of languages.

Glenda Wildschut is a South African human rights activist and peacebuilder whose work dates back to the early 1980s, when she began working with political prisoners, their families, exiles and orphaned returnee children in South Africa and Namibia. Since then she has dedicated herself to human rights activism, torture rehabilitation and healing and reconciliation. In 1995, Wildschut was appointed by former president Nelson Mandela to serve as a commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. For over a decade, Wildschut has been a board member for the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation, helping it develop a Community Healing program which encourages community-level reconciliation. 


Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


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