The Black Sash KZN Regional Office had the privilege of hosting the Book Launch of Mary Burton's book "The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace" to an overwhelming turn out of ex-Sash members and supporters at Archies Cafe at the Diakonia Centre, where the KZN Regional Office operates from.
Evashnee Naidu, KZN Regional Manager, welcomed everyone to this iconic event celebrating this milestone achievement in the life of the Black Sash. In our 60th year we have launched three amazing books detailing various aspects of our history, with the book by Mary capturing the then and the now and Sash's relevance in South African history.
Jill Nicholson, a former Sash member and former Manager of the Durban Advice Office, introduced the book as a blueprint for social activists of today and thanked Mary for capturing our history so poignantly.
Mary eloquently spoke about the journey of the book and the overwhelming response it was receiving from all walks of life. She said that she had always wanted to do a history of the Black Sash to track our trajectory and to find that our strategies from the past were as relevant today as they were then. She urged especially young women to continue the pursuit of activism.