AAI: SA NAP Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

SA NAP Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia & Related Intolerance: Tuesday 24th May Ford, Rosebank, JHB.

 

Friday 20th May 2016: LAST DAY TO GET A SEAT!

The document is deeply problematic (two sentences on Apartheid, and cut and paste government employment equity policy! yes!) and we need your brains to make this key document that will inform government action on racism, xenophobia and related intolerance, actually smart, applicable and impactful.

In 2001, the Durban Declaration urged states, including SA, "to establish & implement without delay national policies & action plans to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia & related intolerance, including their gender-based manifestations." The SA DOJCD has developed the plan and is now taking feedback until 30 June 2016. In this meeting AAI hopes to offer a space for SA activists to quickly and efficiently engage and develop feedback on this vital doc for submission to DOJCD. The call for comment from the SA Department of Justice and Constitutional Development can be seen here: http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/2016/02/18/call-comment-national-action-plan-combat-racism-racial-discrimination

Event takes place on Tuesday 24th May 2016, Ford Foundation, Rosebank, Prompt 9am - 4pm

Draft Agenda

 

09h00: Daniel Molokele AAI ED - Welcome

09h10: Intro – Phillipa Tucker, AAI Co-Founder - Rationale and Objective for the meeting

09h20: Matthew Clayton – Triangle Project – Outline of the Proposed NAP

History of the document, linkages to global resolutions and processes, time lines, government department inputs, public consultation process, accessibility of the doc. Q&A. Working with 3-page handout. Guiding questions.

10h30: Tea

11h00: Building on Mayring Theory: Focus Groups for a Big Picture Analysis of the NAP

Using Philipp Mayring (2002) 6 criteria which cover the knowledge utilization of documents, participants will go into break out groups for 45 minutes and then feedback for 45 minutes. Participants determine themes of focus groups)

1) The form of the document: reports, documentations, project descriptions, applications, invitations, newsletter, homepage, movies.

2) The physical characteristics of the document (How does the document look like? Material? Condition?) (Not applicable here)

3) The internal characteristics of the document / The content in the document.

4) The aim of the document: What is the aim of the document? What is the message?

5) How near or far away is the document from the content? Does the document really represent the intended content?

6) Where does the document come from? Who wrote the document? Who takes responsibility for it?

13h00: Lunch

14h00: Smaller Detailed Technical Session

Activists create direct additions and edits to the doc. 45 minutes in break out groups, and 30 minutes’ feedback. Feedback done in MS word or PowerPoint.

15h15: Closure and Thanks

Ends at 15h30

About the Workshop

 

AIDS Accountability International (AAI) is offering to facilitate a one-day space for SA civil society to feedback on the South African National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

In 2001, the Durban Declaration urged states, including SA, "to establish & implement without delay national policies & action plans to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia & related intolerance, including their gender-based manifestations."

The SA DOJCD has developed the plan and is now taking feedback until 30 June 2016.

In this meeting AAI hopes to offer a space for SA activists to quickly and efficiently engage and develop feedback on this vital doc for submission to DOJCD.

The call for comment from the SA Department of Justice and Constitutional Development can be seen here: http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/2016/02/18/call-comment-national-action-plan-combat-racism-racial-discrimination

AAI is acting as one-day input into the document facilitator only, we have no budget line, no staffer and no project that takes this work further.

Participation is on a first come, first served basis only. 

Contact Phillipa Tucker phillipa at aidsaccountability dot org