October 10, 2019

January 5, 2020


Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, North York


Events Description

What would you do if you were imprisoned for 27 years? Would you be able to forgive your captors, or would you want revenge? Nelson Mandela chose forgiveness – and he never stopped trying to build a better world.

Mandela is an exhibition that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice.

Explore what was happening on the streets during Mandela’s lifetime. Bear witness to South African children defending themselves from tanks with garbage can lids, and learn about the secret plan to break Mandela out of prison. Support for Mandela and his cause also came from outside South Africa. Hear from Canadians who joined the struggle for freedom and equality and see for yourself the importance of mobilizing and speaking out.


Tickets : $12

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Date & Time: October 10th, 2019
to January 5th, 2020

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday to Sunday

Venue: Gallery at Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, North York

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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