NMMU ends Diversity Month with event dedicated to women

GENDER ACTIVIST: Guest speaker at the NMMU Missionvale campus Nombonisa Gasa at the closing event of Diversity Month. Picture: DEON VAN DER WALT
GENDER ACTIVIST: Guest speaker at the NMMU Missionvale campus Nombonisa Gasa at the closing event of Diversity Month. Picture: DEON VAN DER WALT

THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) concluded Diversity Month yesterday with an event honouring and dedicated to women.

The Missionvale campus hosted its annual Celebrating The Curves of Humanity event at the Indoor Sports Centre where more than 100 people showed up to participate in the dialogue.

Guests included researcher, analyst and freelance writer on gender politics and cultural issues, Nombonisa Gasa, artist Nomsa Mazwai and actress Lali Dangazele.

Celebrating Curves of Humanity is a Missionvale initiative during NMMU’s Diversity Month that not only honours and celebrates women and girl-children, but provides a platform for members of the university and the wider community to engage with difficult societal gender-related issues.

Keynote speaker Gasa urged women to look into themselves and learn from the 20000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956. – Nomazima Nkosi

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