October 8, 2012 | By Myron Belkind, Chair, International Correspondents Committee | email@example.com
A South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" will be held at the National Press Club from 6:30pm to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 30 in the Ballroom, under the auspices of the International Correspondents Committee.
The event will feature remarks honoring Mandela, a panel discussion on his legacy followed by a Q&A session and a tasting of South African wines and dishes including biltang, boerewors, sosaties and samosas.
The evening will open with the showing of video excerpts from Mandela's appearance at the National Press Club when he visited Washington as president of the country in 1994, one of two visits to the Club.
South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool will give introductory remarks, followed by Edward Perkins, who was the first black U.S. ambassador to be sent to South Africa from 1986 to 1989.
The panelists will include Charlene Smith, the author of the biography, "Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life," and her newly published book, "Mandela and America." Tickets for Club members will be $10 and for non-members $15. Reservations can be made via EventBrite by clicking here.
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