“NELSON MANDELA” SOUTH AFRICA
FREEDOM FROM HUNGER in JOHANNESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA – ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP
Produced by CIRCLE UP NOW supporting the EVERY HUMAN HAS RIGHTS campaign in partnership with THE ELDERS and ACTIONAID with additional support provided by TWENTY THOUSAND DRUMS
In support of the Every Human Has Rights campaign championed by The Elders (including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson and many others) as well as ActionAid’s global food crisis campaign, on July 15th, 2008, Circle Up Now coordinated twenty-two hundred South African students gathered in a field in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, to participate in a community building workshop addressing the global food crisis. The event culminated in a large-scale human aerial artwork, depicting Nelson Mandela, with a message of “Freedom From Hunger” surrounded by one of the world’s largest ‘Ubuntu’ drumming circles.
Photo Credits: James Oatway (Hands) & Mike Rumble (Aerial)