Welcome Reception for Thulani Madondo

Join the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Center for African Studies as we celebrate esteemed humanitarian Thulani Madondo.

Madondo is the co-founder and executive director of Kliptown Youth Program, a South African youth development organization created to help young people from the informal settlement of Kliptown move out of poverty.

During this dynamic evening, this extraordinary activist will draw out themes of reconciliation and forgiveness as he reflects on living through the Freedom Charter, the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings, and the transition to democracy. We look forward to welcoming you at this thought-provoking event. CAA’s Executive Director, Cloey Hewlett; the Director of the Center for African Studies, Martha Saavedra; and members of the Black Alumni Club will also offer remarks.

Alumni House - Toll Room
Saturday, May 13, 2017

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5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Reception
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Speakers

This event will be moderated by Cloey Hewlett ’76, J.D. ’79. Read Cloey’s Bio >>

We look forward to seeing you at Alumni House. Go Bears!

Support Thulani’s Kliptown Youth Program

The mission of Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) is to provide opportunities that will enable our young people to rise out of poverty.

We seek to develop young and dynamic individuals who are willing to contribute effectively for the betterment of their community.

Our tutoring, athletic, and arts programs provide a life to the children of Kliptown. We hope to define these children’s lives not by survival, but by their ability to be active community members, have dreams, and most of all have hope about the future.

Learn More About Kliptown Youth Program >>

Support Students Through Scholarships

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) provides first-generation California students, regardless of immigration status, the financial support and program resources to attend and excel at UC Berkeley through two needs-based scholarships, The Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) or The Achievement Award Program (TAAP).

The KASP scholarship specifically ensures the best and brightest underrepresented minority* students have the opportunity to attend Cal.

Learn More About KASP >>
Donate to KASP >>

Help Support Our Immigrant Students

CAA is working closely with the UC Berkeley Office of Government and Community Relations to advocate about issues relating to higher education, including comprehensive immigration reform. Join Cal Advocacy for the latest updates and to learn more about contacting elected officials to explain why it’s important to support every Cal student.

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Support the Center for African Studies

Berkeley’s Center for African Studies was established in 1979 as an interdisciplinary research center to support basic research and training of scholars. The Center is one of the primary centers for research and scholarship on Africa in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the University of California system, and throughout the Northwestern United States. Over 80 faculty members from 30 departments and seven colleges and professional schools at Berkeley bring a broad range of scholarly resources to diverse initiatives focused on Africa.

Learn More About the Center for African Studies >>


Will you be able to accommodate walk-ups the night of the event?
We anticipate being able to accept a very small number of walk-ups on the night of the event. We will accommodate on a first come, first served basis.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please bring your photo ID if you plan on enjoying alcoholic beverages. There are no age restrictions for this event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Directions, Parking, and BART
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have your name on a registration list at the event.