6th Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration
On Sunday, December 1st, 2019, the Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) hosts its SIXTH annual commemoration of the life and ideals of South African patriot and President Nelson Mandela who passed away on Dec. 5, 2013. This program begins at 4:00 PM at the African American Performing Arts Center.
After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was set free in 1990. Following his release, Mandela, affectionately known to his people by his clan name “Madiba,” negotiated peace in a racially-divided, apartheid South Africa. For his efforts, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, was elected president of South Africa in 1994 and led the fight for human rights around the world by his example.
Mandela’s commitment and struggle for peace and justice, along with his spirit of compassion and forgiveness, continue to serve as a beacon of light in these troubled times.
IRRVA, invites you to celebrate this remarkable man’s life as we mark the 6th anniversary of his passing on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the
African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro Drive, NE, Albuquerque, NM
Our program begins at 4pm and concludes at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Many families who are the beneficiaries of IRRVA’s programs, the Board members and program volunteers look forward to greeting you. IRRVA is a nonprofit Organization that is staffed by volunteers. We will appreciate monetary
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