August 2, 2013
Friday
Aug 02
2013

Clinton Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory To Host Global Conversation: Embrace Tomorrow

New York, NY
Press Release

President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele
Will Lead Dialogue in South Africa

Conversation To Be Livestreamed Exclusively on Facebook

(New York, NY)—President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will travel to South Africa on August 6 – 8 for their final stop on a ten-day trip visiting Clinton Foundation projects across five African nations. On Wednesday, August 7, the Clinton Foundation and The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will jointly host an interactive, global conversation, Embrace Tomorrow, that will highlight African change makers, individuals and organizations working to take positive action, and will focus on how engagement, dialogue, and citizen service form the cornerstone of Africa's progress as the continent with the world's fastest growing economies and are crucial for Africa to reach its full potential. The event will be livestreamed globally from Facebook in an effort to reach and engage the broadest global audience.

The conversation will build upon Nelson Mandela’s belief in the possibility of tomorrow and on his continued ability to inspire people, communities, and organizations to take concrete action to help change the world for the better and give back to others. President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele will serve as conversation facilatators in dialogue with six changemakers and take questions from both the in-venue and online audience.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. SAST/12:30 p.m. EST/9:30 a.m. PST, the event can be viewed at Facebook.com/BillClinton. Audiences can also engage at Facebook.com/ChelseaClinton and Facebook.com/NelsonMandela.

A worldwide audience is invited to submit questions and share stories utilizing the hashtag #EmbraceTmrw before, during, and after the event.

For media accreditation please email press@clintonfoundation.org.

Event Address:
Pretoria Showgrounds
Lekgotla Hall-L, 205 Sutter Street, Pretoria West, South Africa

About the Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation’s work has resulted in more than 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 18,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 55,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of more than 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonFdn and Facebook at facebook.com/ClintonFoundation.

About the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation is a human rights-oriented not-for-profit organisation. It is registered as a Trust and its work is overseen by a Board of Trustees.The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory delivers to the world an integrated and dynamic information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, and promotes the search for sustainable solutions to critical social problems through memory-based dialogue interventions and tangible activations to realise the legacy of Madiba .

Through its mandate, The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory seeks to contribute to a just society by promoting the vision and work of our Founder and convening dialogue around critical social issues.

The Centre aims to utilise the history, experience, values, vision and leadership of its Founder and key stakeholders to provide a non-partisan platform for public discourse on important social issues, and in doing so, contribute to policy decision-making.  South Africa occupies a unique space in Africa and globally as an example of a country that emerged from the morass of deeply rooted racial, cultural and political divides – primarily because of timely dialogue between all its stakeholders. For more information visit nelsonmandela.org, follow us on Twitter @NelsonMandela and Facebook at facebook.com/NelsonMandela, facebook.com/NelsonMandelaCentreofMemory, or via Youtube on youtube.com/user/CentreOfMemory.