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The American Corner, Cape Town brings the hippest speakers from the United States to South Africa – from rappers, to poets, coders and astronauts. You can learn new skills or get information about studying in the United States. It is run by the U.S. Consulate General.
“At the centre of non-violence stands the principle of love.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Is there a day when one doesn’t hear about incidents of violence on the news or social media? More often than not, the answer is “no.”
In light of recent gender-based violence and Xenophobia news reports across South Africa and the world, American Corner Cape Town is joining the United Nations and other world leaders to commemorate International Day of Non-violence.
International Day of Non-violence aims to remind us all that social or political change can be brought about without resorting to violence. As Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings about permanent peace.”
On Thursday, 3 October, you are invited to an evening of curated talks and discussions that address the topic of non-violence, and how cooperation, unity and tolerance can prevail over injustice.