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June 2018

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks: Access to Justice and Human Security: Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa

Thursday, June 21 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Free - $10

For rural South Africans, the most feasible access to justice lies in traditional mechanisms. These mechanisms are associated with restorative justice, reconciliation, and harmony. Yet historical conditions and contemporary pressures have strained these mechanisms' ability to deliver these high ideals. Sharing research from her new book, NH resident and UMass/Boston Assistant Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks explores how human insecurity, low cooperation between traditional and state authorities, and profoundly gendered social relations and distrust create an environment in which violence is…

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