Friday November 21, 2008 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall
Speaker: Jacques Roy
Topic: Angola’s Fight for Independence
As a protest against the minority rule and racist government of Angola, Jacques Roy joined the Angolan freedom fighters in 1967, as a communication expert. From the jungles of Angola, Jacques proved that he could adapt to the rigors of guerrilla warfare and soon the leaders of the movement MPLA gave him new responsibilities. These included film maker, journalist, recruiter, intelligence officer and political representative in Canada. He also served as chief lobbyist in bringing and end to the civil war in 2001. In 2008, Roy was inducted into the Veterans for the Liberation of Angola. Today he continues to serve as advisor to the Embassy of Angola in Ottawa.
He will discuss his life story within the liberation movements and provide insight to the ongoing reconstruction since the arrival of peace in April 2002. Jacques is a professional speaker, author and an expert with hands-on experience in the liberation of Southern Africa. His story was described in Le Droit as ” …. worthy of Indiana Jones and James Bond…”.