Internalised discrimination and institutionalised racism:

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Tue Jun 23, 10:00 - Tue Jun 23, 12:00

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 Join DITSONG: Museums of South Africa and Iziko Museums of South Africa as we discuss:


Internalised discrimination and institutionalised racism: The role of museums in promoting social cohesion. 


The panel:


  • Lerato Kobe (Activist and Black Theologian)
  • Khwezi ka Mpumlwana (Heritage Practitioner)
  • Noel Solani (Historian and Museum Director)
  • Bongani Ndhlovu (Historian and Heritage Practitioner)
  • Verne Harris (Leadership and Knowledge Development Specialist)


The death of George Floyd in the hands of white law enforcers and the racist encounter between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper in the USA highlighted the need for a robust re-engagement with the question of race, class and gender. Internalized discrimination and institutionalized racism are also challenges that are embedded in the South African social fabric. In the country where everyday life is characterized by inequality, poverty and unemployment, the role of museums in promoting social cohesion is becoming increasingly relevant.  


In this panel, cultural professionals, researchers, academics and activists from various fields reflect on the question of internalized discrimination and institutionalized inequality – How do we tackle these challenges and how do we promote social cohesion? 

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