Sisters and Brothers,
The world has lost one of the greatest activists of our time, Nelson Mandela. Yesterday at the age of 95, Mandela passed away, leaving a legacy that has, and will continue to inspire the world.
From the injustices of the apartheid system, rose a leader whose convictions were not diminished even in the face of decades of imprisonment. Advocating for racial equality, economic justice and peace; Mandela became the first black President of South Africa in 1994.
His vision of unity, freedom and respect for human rights will encourage the next generation of activists. His memory and teachings will never be forgotten.
Please take a moment today to reflect on the achievements, lessons and love Nelson Mandela has given our world.
PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President – Ontario