Marlene Le Roux is the CEO at Artscape. As the leader of one of the major arts organisations in the city, she endeavors to close the divides that exist between communities, one of the legacies of apartheid. She has been innovative in the ways in which she has made theater accessible to people, and has even travelled fully-fledged productions to rural areas communities, as just one example of this.
In addition to her responsibilities as CEO of Artscape, Marlene also has a number of projects and platforms on which she is involved:
- She is a motivational speaker and speaks out for the rights of women children and people living with disabilities. She is courageous in speaking out about these matters, and remains passionately committed to the causes which she tackles;
- She has conceptualized and edited a book on women with disabilities called Look at Me, published by Genugtig (2008). It is an essay and photographic volume;
- She compiled a book about the icons of Mitchell’s Plain entitled Place in the Sun. The idea behind this publication was to try and counter the negative stereotyping of people of colour, using Mitchell’s Plain as an example of a racially based suburb built during apartheid.
Marlene has won a number of awards including:
- Stellenbosch University Alumnus of the Year – for Outstanding Contribution to Nation-Building
- Western Cape University award for Achieving against the Odds
- Shoprite /Checkers Woman of the Year Award in 1998 (Arts category)
- Desmond Tutu Legendary Award, 2001
- Chevalier des Ordres et des Lettres (French Knighthood in the performing Arts 2002)
- Woman of the World Award 2004
- Western Cape Provincial Award, Arts & Culture 2004
- The City of Cape Town Mayoral Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Contribution played in the Role of Enhancing Women, Youth and Disability issues
- German Peace Award, 2012
Join Marlene for supper as shares her story of activism, courage and hope on Thursday 29 September, 18h00 at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15 Buitenkant Street. The main course is lamb curry and rice / roti, OR sugar bean curry. Sago pudding for dessert followed by koesisters, coffee and tea. You will also be served a welcome drink and samoosas on arrival.
Pre-booking is essential! Call Zahra Hendricks on 021 4667200 or email email@example.com
Please note that this is one of the few events hosted by the Museum for which there is an entrance fee, and this goes toward subsidising the free public events.
DIFFICULT DIALOGUE SERIES
‘Transformation and Memorialisation’
co-hosted by District Six Museum and CPUT
Saturday 1 October, 10h00 – 13h00
- Astudent or staff member at CPUT;
- A former or current resident of District Six;
- Working in the area;
- A member of one of the churches or mosques in the area;
- A member of any District Six related organisation or club;
- Interested in the future of District Six?
Join in the conversation, Saturday 1 October, 10h00–13h00
Amongst other things, we will discuss:
- The woundedness of the past in the present
- Decolonising CPUT
- Reimagining CPUT in District Six
- District Six as a National Heritage Site
- Collaborative research and project possibilities
Table Mountain & the People of District Six’
Saturday 1 October, 14h30
A new short film by STEPS Caretakers about District Sixers and their relationship to Table Mountain. This public screening is for all those involved in the research, interviewing and filming process and who gave of their time. There will be a Q&A afterwards. Open to all!
Koesisters and coffee for sale
There is no charge for this event.
PLEASE RSVP FOR ALL EVENTS TO ZAHRA HENDRICKS ON 021 4667200 or by EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL OF THESE EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT
THE DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM HOMECOMING CENTRE
15 BUITENKANT STREET