Khulumani Support Group hosted a group of US students and their program director, Ms Linda Raven, from the Windhoek office of the Center for Global Education, a Minnesota-based centre that creates experiences for US students to engage with social justice issues in other parts of the world. The group visited Khulumani’s National Contact Centre last Thursday, 22 August 2013.
The group responded that this was there first engagement with a South African civil society movement for social justice and that their eyes had been opened.
The group members were introduced to Khulumani’s work through a slideshow of project activities followed by screenings of two short films recently produced by Khulumani’s Art for Healing and Heritage lead facilitator, Ms Judy Seidman.
These were the documentaries of the Voices of the Marikana Widows and the Struggle for Justice for SASOL Ex-Workers. Angela Tembo, Khulumani’s PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) facilitator also presented the teaching DVD that showcases how Khulumani communities have been using PAIA to access information on government budgets and programmes.
Khulumani welcomes interest in its work and its efforts to secure justice for victims of gross human rights violations. Thank you to the center for Global Education for the opportunity to present the many unresolved issues that are yet to be concluded as the work of the TRC is continued.