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I'M GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!!! [May. 12th, 2008|07:38 pm]
Lila
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I just found out that I got in to the South Africa program. I will be gone from next February-May. It's a social justice themed program. We do homestays and learn Xhosa and then spend the last month doing a research project on the issue of our choice.


i am so unbelievably excited!!!
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[User Picture]From: lyrane
2008-05-13 04:35 am (UTC)
That's amazing, Lila! My favorite professor, Gillian Hart, is South African and teaches at Pietermaritzburg part of the the year. I super super super recommend her writing on the history, development, and current state of social movements there, it has changed my understanding of the world profoundly.

Also, you might be interested in checking out my favorite African social movement: http://www.abahlali.org/ and http://www.abahlali.org/node/237 . The shackdweller's movement in Durban--super inspiring organizing efforts and popular education methods.

Ah! Sorry to throw silly suggestions at you, I'm just excited. Where in the country will you be?
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[User Picture]From: pato_pequena
2008-05-13 06:38 am (UTC)
Thanks Keith!

The program base is in Cape Town,but we do 4-5 homestays which are all over the country.
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[User Picture]From: qedashet
2008-05-13 06:51 am (UTC)
Congrats! You'll have an awesome time I'm sure :)
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[User Picture]From: myjournalname
2008-05-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
THAT RULES!! ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT RULES!!! A LOT!!
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From: lostprophet001
2008-05-13 06:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's so awesome.
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