Thu May 13, 2010
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice Presents "Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On our show today, we speak with Jeff Matthews, Program Director for the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. The OCCJ is presenting a free-to-the-public photography and video exhibit on the life and work of politician Helen Suzman (1917-2009), one of South Africa's most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. "Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights" will be on display through Friday the 14th at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center; thereafter, it will be at The Jewish Federation of Tulsa through the end of this month. (For more information on this show, please go to www.occjok.org/main/programs/helen-suzman-exhibit.) As Matthews tells us, from the very beginning of her 40-year career, Suzman --- truly an unsung hero --- fought tirelessly against the pernicious system created by apartheid. Also on today's edition of StudioTulsa, we offer commentaries by Connie Cronley ("The Incident") and Jeff Martin ("My Grandmother").