Title

Letting Bygones be Bygones: An Inquiry into the Effectiveness of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission from the Victim Perspective

Date

5-31-2018 10:00 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 10:12 AM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Chair

Michael Phillips

Session Title

Theatre History Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Phillips

Abstract

Following the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was instated in order to provide a platform for mass truth-telling and healing. This paper analyzes the TRC’s success as perceived by the victims of apartheid - Black South Africans - in order to better understand its effectiveness.

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Letting Bygones be Bygones: An Inquiry into the Effectiveness of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission from the Victim Perspective

WUC Columbia Room

Following the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was instated in order to provide a platform for mass truth-telling and healing. This paper analyzes the TRC’s success as perceived by the victims of apartheid - Black South Africans - in order to better understand its effectiveness.