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GSC’s October Travelogue – A Southern Africa Odyssey with Dr. Norman Moline

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- Free

Photo provided by Dr. Norman Moline

 

A Southern Africa Odyssey: A Mosaic of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

with Dr. Norman Moline, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Augustana College

 

Within these four countries is a mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes, significant historical events, and current challenges.   Impressive animal reserves and the general environment are the habitats for many animals, including the “big five” and other lesser known mammals and birds.   Rocky and sandy coastlines and nearby waters provide habitat for penguins, flamingos, seals, dolphins, and whales. The Namib Desert is one of the driest places on the planet, suffering a particularly bad drought this year. The width (over one mile) and height of Victoria Falls make it the world’s largest waterfall. Cape Town, the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas (the southernmost point of the continent) are real and symbolic places of importance in world navigation history.   Johannesburg with over 10 million people is the fourth largest metro area in Africa, including Soweto “township” which became the country’s largest Black city.   Its history and cultural landscapes reveal the horrors and legacies of South Africa’s apartheid policies, the importance of Nelson Mandela, and citizen efforts to improve life in post-apartheid. Amid these natural and cultural traits each of these nations is now facing some major challenges. This session will introduce some of the “tiles” in this mosaic that give this region its “sense of place.”
October Travelogue
A Southern Africa Odyssey: A Mosaic of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Presented by Dr. Norman Moline, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Augustana College

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
2 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago
(Use the Randolph Street Entrance)
GSC’s Travelogues are always free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Chicago Cultural Center’s Renaissance Court
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center’s Renaissance Court
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
+ Google Map