Nelson Mandela is revered as an iconic statesman

Nelson Mandela is revered as an iconic statesman

In recognition of the contribution made to humanity throughout the world and on the occasion of his death, The Dominica Guild of Cuban Graduates is organizing an activity in tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.

The activity will take place at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard on Friday 13th December 2013 from 5:30 P.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The activity will begin with the national anthems of Dominica and South Africa, followed by an opening prayer by Father Franklin Cuffy and solidarity messages from various organizations and individuals. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to express their feelings about the exemplary life of Nelson Mandela in an open microphone session.

Throughout the activity a repertoire of conscious music related to the African Liberation Struggle will be played and a representative of the Dominica Guild of Cuban Graduates will give a synopsis of the life of Nelson Mandela.

The objective of the activity is to highlight the significance of the life of Nelson Mandela and to join the rest of the world in celebrating the contribution that he made as a black African.

Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest in his home village of QUNU in the eastern cape of South Africa on Sunday December 15th.