Charlize Theron joined House of Mandela Family Foundation co-founder Kweku Mandela in conversation at an event on February 10 in Los Angeles to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday.

Introduced by Chelsea Handler and moderated by Soledad O'Brien, the event was part of the Geffen Playhouse Unscripted Live series.

“It’s an incredible honor to take part in this event and to have the chance to reflect on what an inspirational hero Nelson Mandela was,” says Charlize Theron, founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. “His legacy continues to inspire people from around the world to stand up for what is right, to promote equality and inclusion, and to do so with empathy, compassion, and understanding. His message is as powerful and relevant today as it ever was.”

During the event, the pair talked about equal pay issues, #MeToo, and social justice.

“2017 was a year of a lot of division and my hope is that 2018 will not only be the year of women, but also be the year of love, where we realize that connection is the solution,” said Mandela. “It’s something my grandfather talked about a lot, the importance of realizing what we have in common with each other rather than what makes us different.”

To read a full account of the event, click here.

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