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Nelson Mandela Memorial Gathering at Cal Saturday

A memorial gathering in honor of Nelson Mandela – South Africa's anti-apartheid leader and first black President, who died Dec. 5 at age 95 – will be held on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza Saturday, 3-5 p.m.

Nelson Mandela addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran
Nelson Mandela addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran
A community memorial gathering in honor of Nelson Mandela will be held at UC Berkeley this Saturday, Dec. 14, the campus announced Thursday.

Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and the leader of a decades-long struggle against apartheid, died in Johannesburg on Thursday last week at age 95.

The memorial gathering will take place on Sproul Plaza, at Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way, from 3-5 p.m.

The university said speakers and performers will include:

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