Thursday, September 8…7pm
$20/$15 Members after September 6
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Tickets $10/$8 Museum Members
Peter Godwin speaks and writes brilliantly on minority identity—including his own. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, he studied law at Cambridge and international relations at Oxford. After practicing human rights law in Africa, he went on to become an award-winning author, film-maker and journalist, reporting from over 65 countries. Godwin learned of his Jewishness just a few years before his father’s death—a secret disclosed in Godwin’s 2006 memoir When a Crocodile Eats the Sun. Godwin describes himself as triple ‘A’ (Anglo-African-Ashkenazi), and is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. He is currently writing an article for Vanity Fair about the very particular nature of anti-Semitism in Britain and how it appears to be morphing into something more dangerous.
Following the lecture, Godwin will be joined by very special guest Beatrice Mtetwa, internationally recognized human rights lawyer and winner of the 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize. Avery Friedman, attorney and CNN legal analyst, will moderate a lively discussion and question-and-answer session. Mtetwa is renowned for using her courage and skill as a lawyer to defend and promote human rights and the ideals of democracy (including freedom of the press, women’s rights, children’s rights, and the right to free and fair elections) in her native Zimbabwe and globally. She risks her life daily to create a record of injustice that will one day help the victims.
Autographed copies of Godwin’s books When a Crocodile Eats the Sun and The Fear will be available for sale after the program.
Reservations are strongly suggested by September 6; space is limited, and our programs often sell out. For reservations call 216.593.0575