AWETHU! | ACTIVIST DIALOGUE | APRIL 26 2014
AWETHU! A people’s platform for social justice was launched on November 28th, 2013 in Johannesburg, with participation from more than 70 progressive, social movements, NGOs and faith based 28th, 2013 in South Africa. Awethu! seeks to build a broad, independent alliance to advance social justice and put the political system on trial for failing to improve the lives of millions; demand a more people-centred, democratic, accountable government; and hold capital and elites accountable to the values of social justice, equity and fairness.
Join us for a provincial meeting in the Western Cape: • Discuss Awethu!'s purpose, and the values, principles and approaches to which it should adhere • Discuss the political context in SA 20 years into democracy, and what it mean for social justice work and accountability • Reflect on lessons learned from past and present solidarity between struggles and organisations • Discuss the 2014 elections - vote, no vote, spoilt vote: is it possible to use the upcoming elections to enhance accountability? And how does money for political parties link to social justice? • Discuss the possibility of mass action to present people’s demands for social justice. 26 April | 1pm-6pm | Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children| Klipfontein Road (opposite the Western Cape Nurses' Training College) Manenberg
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