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Michael de Beer has passed away. He was 33. I don't know the circumstances of his death, I only know of his life, the little I knew of him... from his work with IGC and later directly with the APC.

Anriette, APC Executive Director, came across this quote from Michael:

I get very angry at systems of racism, sexism, and vilification of the poor. This comes out of my growing up in a family that worked against apartheid; my uncles were either imprisoned or expelled from South Africa, and my parents left before such could befall them and their children. I can see my values and anger in the choices I have made in my life what I have done, what I have not done. They are how I chose my college major, why I travel and work in dangerous places, why I devote many hours each week to political action and service, and my very identity as a person who is about working for social justice.

It speaks for many of us... at least many that I have met, know of, worked with, continue to do so and myself.

APC on Micheal.

Posted on August 09, 2006