Xenophobia, identity and diversity: Human Rights Dialogues
Date: 28 February 2017
Time: 12h30 – 14h00
Venues: Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town
The presentation asks what Australian born alternative journalist John Pilger calls 'the inconvenient truth'? Why is there an increase in violence and xenophobia in our society, and a growing nationalism? Why are there no ongoing intercultural dialogues and critical cross-cultural projects? These are some of the questions the presentation asks while tracing root causes, as human rights education methodologies create space for such engagements. What is the role of countries that appear to be at peace towards those countries that are in armed conflicts?
Theoretical frameworks of Max Neef’s Wheel of fundamental human needs and Paulo Freire’s work on Pedagogy of the Oppressed are reminders that human rights education must use the work of progressive revolutionaries for reference such as Amilcar Cabral, Thomas Sankara, Samora Machel and Steve Biko’s, noting that if discourses speak truth to power it is normal to have casualties in the form of assassinations.
Speaker: Sarah Motha, FHR Programme Manager for the Migrants and Refugees Programme, Foundation for Human Rights
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