Former Robben Island prisoner: A discussion about forgiveness – Lionel Davis


Date: 10 October, 2021

Time: 13.00pm EST, 11.00am in Calgary and 7pm South African time.

This lecture forms part 6 of a series of 6 lectures under the banner:
Could human misery in the world be reduced by breaking the chains of repression and revenge?’

These six lectures will be followed by a panel discussion relating to these seminars, which will take place on 17 October, 2021.




Lionel Davis is an artist, writer and political activist who has a BA Fine Arts degree, attained at the age of 58. Lionel also worked as a prison guide at the Robben Island Museum, where he had previously been incarcerated.

Lionel Davis: “I approach the issue of Forgiveness through my attempts to break down the barriers that have kept us apart. This is what I have been doing in art workshops for many years and in my interaction with fellow workers on Robben Island for more than 10 years, when I was employed at the Robben Island Museum as a tour guide and heritage educator.”



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