International House, Davis, will host two public events to celebrate the life and work of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
From 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, the program “Remembering Nelson Mandela” will take place. This event — hosted by I-House board member Nathalie Minya, a native of Zimbabwe — features a community potluck (bring your favorite dish), several live presentations and the movie “Sarafina,” at 7:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13 and not recommended for young children.
Minya lived in Africa during the apartheid era and rise of Mandela. She will perform songs and stories about Mandela and his legacy.
Culture Co-op director Sandy Holman of Davis will prevent a short ceremony on honoring elders and upholding Mandela’s legacy. Piwai Magaya, a Zimbabwean artist from Oakland, trained in the mbira instrument and percussion, will perform, and Mutsa Mukome will talk about South Africa “A Rainbow Nation.”
On Sunday, Feb. 16, Minya will return to I-House for the Children’s International Storytelling Program from 2 to 3 p.m. She will remember Mandela in a program of stories, songs and drum-making: “Nelson Mandela: An African Hero.”
The Children’s International Storytelling Programs take place monthly and are free to I-House members. Others are asked to donate $2 per child or $5 per family.
For more information, call 530-753-5007 or visit www.internationalhousedavis.org.