7th August 2018, 

Stay City, 46 High Street, Berea, Johannesburg

9am until 5pm

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We would like to invite you to the partners day and graduation ceremony of the Changing Practice : Olifants Catchment course.

This event will be a platform where the activists will present their Change Project cases to you, our partners and community. What we ask from you in return is to dialogue with us on how we can work in solidarity to strengthen these cases and use them as a catalyst for further action. This will be followed by a graduation and a celebratory dinner.

Since April 2017, 7 civil society organisations, focused on environmental and social justice in the Olifants Catchment, have been building their cases through participation in Changing Practice, an EMG facilitated, Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC), Rhodes University accredited course funded by AWARD (Association for Water and Rural Development) through USAID. The Change Projects focus on being a voice for a wetland, holding mines accountable for the effects of pollution, the dumping of disposable nappies and food security.

The Changing Practice process equips activists with skills to engage creatively and mindfully with the challenges confronting their communities and broader society. The course has also enhanced their research skills and ability to document and share their stories. You can read more about the course on our blog.

The organisations involved are: the Mpumalanga Water Caucus, Action Voices/Social and Environmental Justice in Action; COME-ACT; Itumeleng Youth Project, CULISA, Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network and Khulumani Support Group.

Unfortunately we don’t have funds to cover transport costs unless absolutely necessary. We will provide refreshments and lunch on the day. If you wish to join the participants for the celebratory dinner we ask you to contribute R150 to cover your costs. We look forward to hearing from you at your soonest convenience.

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