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Gospel and cinema to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela

In 2009, the UN General Assembly established July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. It was the day of the birth of the historic South African leader, one hundred years ago. Nelson Mandela was one of the world’s leading leaders whose legacy continues to inspire us. His fight against the injustice of apartheid and any form of discrimination, in which his ability to make peace and promote reconciliation, are examples for our days and must be celebrated.

The night of the 17 of July is, for that reason, a night of celebration, with a show by Gospel Collective and the participation of Kalaf, followed by the screening of the movie Invictus, by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freeman.

The show will start at 9.15pm, in the Town Hall Square and the admission is free.

On the same day, the Mayor of Lisbon will open at 12pm., in the Alta de Lisboa area, a roundabout named after the former President of South Africa.

This event results from a partnership between the Lisbon City Council and the Ubuntu Leadership Academy, a project of IPAV – Instituto Padre António Vieira.


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