Remembering Palesa Mofokeng, South African healer who died of Covid: An interview with her adoptive mother Kendall, Portland movement photographer and organizer with Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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An interview with her adoptive mother Kendall, Portland Buddhist organizer with reflections on Steven Biko, anti-apartheid freedom fighter and intellectual architect of the Black Consciousness Movement, who was tortured to death on Sept. 12, 1977.

Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kendall, street/movement photographer, professor, and organizer with Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, about the life and death of her daughter Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng, a sangoma and LPN – of Covid– amid riots in South Africa, spurred in part by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma, but more broadly by widespread desperation, hunger and inequality amid the Covid lockdown.  The conversation touches on inequality in South Africa, the power of cross national and cross-racial solidarity movements, and on the memory of 30-year-old anti-apartheid freedom fighter Steven Biko, who was tortured to death in South Africa on September 12, 1977.

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