The Canadian Anti-Apartheid Oral Histories Project was produced in association with the 3rd Annual Institute of African Studies Conference & Festschrift in honour of Linda Freeman: Solidarity and Shifting Patterns of Hegemony in Southern Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, which was held on March 1st and 2nd, 2018, at Carleton University.

This Oral Histories project consists of interviews with participants of the conference – including activists, aid workers, diplomats, and politicians — who volunteered to discuss their personal experiences as part of the anti-apartheid movement in Canada. The interviews were conducted by Susan Bazilli, PhD student at the University of British Columbia, and by Michael Bueckert, a PhD student at Carleton University.

Download the full conference program here: 2018 Conference Program

Note: This is a temporary home for these interviews as they are being processed as an archival collection at Carleton University, where they will continue to be available to the public.

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Track information:

1. Zeib Jeeva talks about his experiences as a South African exile in Toronto, and his grassroots fundraising for the African National Congress.  See bio here

2. Adrian Harewood talks about his experiences as a student activist at McGill University in the late 1980s.  See bio here

3. Judith Marshall talks about her experiences as a co-founder of the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa. See bio here

4. The Hon. Walter McLean talks about his experiences advocating for action on South Africa as a cabinet minister in the Mulroney government.  See bio here

5. John and Alana Schram talk about their experiences working for the Canadian Embassy in South Africa.  See bio here

6. Sulley Gariba talks about his experiences with the African and international students associations at Carleton University in the 1980s. See bio here

7. David Beer talks about his experiences working with Canadian University Service Overseas. See bio here

8. David Gallagher talks about his experiences working with Oxfam Canada in Southern Africa.   See bio here

9. Jim MacKinnon talks about his experiences working with Oxfam Canada.  See bio here

10. Stephen Gelb talks about his experiences with the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa. See bio here

More interviews may be added to this collection as they are made available.