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28.11—28.10.19    Studium Generale: Sonja Kruse Miry Concertzaal

In 2009 Sonja Kruse left her family, her job and her car behind to travel. With little more than a backpack, a camera and a phone she wanted to prove that the spirit of Ubuntu lives in South Africa. Sonja Kruse was convinced that it would be a trip of sincere hospitality, a victory over her prejudices and a start of the change of perceptions. She stayed with students, pensioners, workers, farmers, rich people, poor people, artists,... A total of 150 families opened their homes and their hearts to her. She was given the name Ubuntu-girl.

Sonja Kruse will share her remarkable stories in a conversation with Marjan Meganck. Marjan Meganck is one of the founders of day centre Die Sterreweg, a day centre for children with disabilities in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

Sonja Kruse is invited for the evening programme. But also in the afternoon we will have inspiring voices speak about Ubuntu, African philosophy, decolonisation, racism, injustice, fear, how a society deals with a collective past, ...
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