Planning around out futures – July 2020

This particular session was met with lots of rain and held in Henrietta’s home in Bonteheuwel. The core basis of this session was to draw out the educational needs that Tshisimani should provide for the remaining period of the year. Here the women answered two questions: What are the important lessons needed to strengthen their activism? What makes them better and stronger activists? Here the group clearly outlined the need for a practice of care within their activism as the constant action meant some were subject to getting ill as a response to burning out. They also identified that the “why?” of their activism was important to figure out as they continue in harsh conditions which threaten to run them down. In particular they identified community parenting, negotiating gangsterism while feeding the community and safety overall as core issues for which they need in-depth thinking and sessions, facing them at that particular moment.