Albert (Albie) Sachs: A Man Called Henri

Nov 5, 2013, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216)

Albert (Albie) Sachs will present "A Man Called Henri: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission."


Albert (Albie) Sachs will speak on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium, Marsh 216.

A native white South African, Sachs served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress. Appointed by Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Sachs served as a judge, retiring in October 2009. Justice Sachs gained international attention in 2005 as the author of the court’s holding in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, in which the Court overthrew South Africa’s statute defining marriage to be between one man and one woman as a violation of the Constitution’s general mandate for equal protection for all, and its specific mandate against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

In 1991, he won the Alan Paton Award for his book Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter and has authored numerous other books. His most recent book, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award, making him the only the second person to have won it twice.

Everyone is welcome and invited to hear this influential and dynamic speaker. Sponsored by the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation and the Center for Peace & Spirituality. Albert Sachs' appearance at Pacific University is made possible by a gift from Loren and Dottie Waltz.


Posted by Dave Boersema (boersema@pacificu.edu) on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:34 AM

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