This Sunday is Human Rights Sunday. Attached are some documents to help you prepare for our Write for Rights campaign supporting Amnesty International. And, thanks to Susan Curran, there is a coupon attached for a special shopping event at Ten Thousand Villages, a great place to find gifts that give back to the makers.
We are also blessed this Sunday to have Enver Domingo as our guest who will share his story
Enver Domingo was born in Durban, South Africa. He was classified as “Coloured” under the Apartheid race laws. He attended racially segregated schools. Enver qualified as a Medical Technologist in Clinical Pathology at the only “non-white” Medical School in Durban. (The medical school was later renamed the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine with the birth of a democratic South Africa).
Enver was influenced by the social injustices he experienced living in Apartheid South Africa and became active in resisting the Apartheid regime. In 1968 he left South Africa for England. He joined the African National Congress (ANC) external mission. In England, in addition to carrying out anti Apartheid work on behalf of the ANC, he continued his studies and specialized as an Associate in Bacteriology.
Enver immigrated to Canada in 1972. He served as chairman of the regional political committee of the ANC in Canada, and was also the Canadian representative of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) an affiliate of the ANC. He addressed anti Apartheid meetings and worked with Canadian anti apartheid groups and trade union bodies to strengthen the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against South Africa. During this period Enver worked at the Toronto General Hospital in the dept. of Microbiology. He returned to South Africa in 1998 and was assigned tasks to help in the reconciliation process of all South Africans and also worked at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in the HIV/AIDs program.
He returned to Canada in 2004
Enver is also an environmentalist and conservationist. He is a board member of Oakvillegreen Conservation Association.