Re: [holistichelping] PUBLIC PROTESTS and DIRECT ACTIONS: Workshop FRIDAY in Nairobi (free of charge)!
- Dear Janet,
This seems to be agood workshop..the youthswho
protested following the flawedresults are still in
jail..they for sure wanted their rights..which
Protesting has just dirrectives..they need
organisation and limits so that propertiesare not
destroyed...such casesare in south africa.
Ileft Nairobi last weekend if at all would be their I
Istheir any way of getting the notes or handouts
--- Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
> This workshop is FREE and open to all. Please=== message truncated ===
> forward information to your
> PUBLIC PROTESTS / DIRECT ACTIONS - WHO, WHAT, WHY,
> HOW, WHEN
> Led by experienced civil society activists from
> Youth Agenda, Bunge La Mwananchi, and NCEC
> Why hold a public protest?
> How do you formulate goals?
> How do you evaluate the outcomes?
> Information on permits, interacting with police,
> dealing with violence,
> legal interventions, your rights in case of arrest.
> Addressing fears about public protests - what if I
> get arrested? Can I lose
> my job? What are the effects of teargas? etc.
> How do I prepare for a public protest - clothing,
> physical / practical /
> mental / psychological / spiritual preparation.
> What are my responsibilities towards other
> How do I talk to family, friends, community about
> public protests?
> Date: Friday May 23rd
> Time: 2 - 5pm
> Please be punctual - the workshop will start and
> finish on time.
> Tea will be served.
> Open Society Institute for East Africa
> ACS Plaza, 3rd Floor
> Lenana Road (first office complex to your Right,
> after you turn into Lenana
> Road from Galana Road)
> NOTE: I'm still seeking a city centre venue. In the
> meantime, OSIEA and KHRC
> have generously offered to host the workshops. I was
> told that some people
> had trouble finding ACS Plaza for the last workshop,
> so please see detailed
> directions below if coming by public transport.
> By Public Transport:
> Bus # 46, or any matatu for Argwings Kodhek Road.
> Lenana Road runs parallel
> to Argwings Kodhek Road, on the West side.
> If Yaya Centre is on your RIGHT (you're coming from
> Gitanga Road), get off
> at Galana Road, which comes up BEFORE you get to the
> petrol stations and
> shops. Turn LEFT on Galana Road and walk to Lenana
> Road. From Galana Road,
> turn RIGHT into Lenana Road, and ACS Plaza is the
> first office complex on
> your RIGHT. Allow 10 minutes to walk to ACS Plaza
> after alighting.
> If Yaya Centre is on your LEFT (you're coming from
> Hurlingham), get off at
> Galana Road AFTER passing Yaya Centre, Wood Avenue,
> Petrol stations. Turn
> RIGHT into Galana Road and walk to Lenana Road. From
> Galana Road, turn RIGHT
> into Lenana Road, and ACS Plaza is the first office
> complex on your RIGHT.
> Allow 10 minutes to walk to ACS Plaza after
> To Register:
> Please email or sms, BY 12 NOON, THURSDAY MAY 22ND:
> Affiliation (if any)
> Cell number
> to shailjapatel@... 0734 669 020
> What to bring:
> Notebook and pen.
> Questions / challenges from your own experience to
> KPTJ DIRECT ACTION TRAINING WORKSHOPS: BACKGROUND
> Things to note:
> 1) COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION: Please send all
> questions, input,
> comments, registration info, etc. directly to me,
> Shailja Patel,
> shailjapatel@... . Please do NOT hit REPLY to
> this email, as your
> response will be posted to the entire listserve and
> generate the kind of
> listserve clutter we have, so far, successfully
> avoided, for the benefit of
> all our members.
> 1) WORKSHOP FACILITATION: Workshops will be
> facilitated by Shailja Patel. I
> am not an expert on any of the topics outlined. We
> have many people within
> KPTJ who ARE experts on these areas. My role as
> workshop facilitator is to
> find out who these people are, for each topic, get
> them to lead the
> workshop, or train me to lead it, gather the
> resources and info available,
> and make the workshop happen for the greatest
> benefit of all participants.
> 2) WORKSHOP STRUCTURE AND CONTENT: The workshops
> will be as interactive and
> hands-on as possible, drawing on the collective
> skills and experience of all
> participants. if you or your organization have run
> training similar to any
> of the ones listed below, or have experience,
> skills, materials to
> contribute, they will be warmly welcomed - please
> get in touch with me at
> 2) CALL FOR VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS: I will
> facilitate the workshops on the
> dates noted. The ones marked OPEN FOR VOLUNTEER
> FACILITATOR are dates when
> I'm out of town / otherwise committed. Anyone is
> welcome to step in
> and facilitate those workshops - I will be happy to
> plan and prep them with
> you in advance. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT - see
> point 1) above.
> 3) WORKSHOP TOPICS: The topics listed below are
> based on input received
> from KPTJ members of the key needs / info gaps in
> the movement at present.
> If there's a vital topic or skills gap you don't see
> listed, please let me
> know! And if you feel a burning need to have a
> workshop on a certain topic,
> consider volunteering to facilitate it (See point 2)
> 4) WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: Please register for each
> workshop in advance by
> Affiliation (if any)
> Cell number
> to shailja@....
> Ideally, we would like all participants to attend
> the whole series, but we
> know this may not be possible. However, please try
> to make as many of the
> workshops as possible, since they are all connected,
> and each one will draw
> on, and reinforce, material from previous ones.
> 5) GOAL OF DIRECT ACTION TRAINING:
> - To create a group of skilled and informed KPTJ
> activists who are able to
> strategize, plan and implement direct actions in
> response to KPTJ issues
> - To offer the tools and framework of thinking that
> empower participants to organize, strategize and
> mobilize, as individuals,
> and collectively, around local and national issues
> as they arise. To change
> the mindset from "KPTJ should do something" and "I
> wasn't told what / where
> / how to participate" to "I want to do something.
> How can I go about it?"
> - To generate and make available a set of training
> materials / resources /
> guidelines, drawn from the workshops, that all KPTJ
> members can use,
> distribute and build on.
> Workshop 1
> HOW TO MOUNT AND WIN A SINGLE-ISSUE PUBLIC PRESSURE
> Led by Zarina Patel, based on her experience of
> saving Jevanjee Gardens from