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Grandson of Nelson Mandela to Speak at Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg
Bloomsburg, PA (01/26/2023) — BLOOMSBURG - Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, will speak at Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg's 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative program. The program will be Monday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall's Gross Auditorium.
Mandela is the grandson of Nelson Mandela, and the co-founder and chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, which aims to publicize a positive image of Africa through programming, films, media, and social interaction to change the mindset of young Africans and the world at large.
Nelson Mandela had a "long walk to freedom," yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch. Today, his grandfather's legacy lives on as Ndaba continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference.
Through his actions and words, Mandela shows the world that Nelson Mandela's voice and message of freedom still carries and rings true, sounded by a child that became a man under the warm embrace and expert tutelage of one of history's greatest teachers.
The program is sponsored by Bloomsburg's Multicultural Center.
The integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities under the banner of Commonwealth University is a bold investment in the communities and people of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners. We're building a powerful tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public higher education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs. Together we're honoring our history, investing in today, and building a powerful tomorrow. That's the power of three.