SOUTH AFRICA - AFIT Educator Profile "Denile Samuel: Using Workers' Forum Theatre"

“Theatre is a form of knowledge it can be used to transform society. It can help us build our future” Augusto Boal. What is the aim of the Association for Fairness in Trade (AFIT)? To train and educate workers and small farmers to become self-reliant with regards to daily issues faced. To challenge the power…

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NORWAY - GLOBAL: IN TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR DANIELSEN

NORWAY - GLOBAL: IN TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR DANIELSEN

Written on behalf of Arthur’s colleagues in the AOF – Norway by Anne Devik and translated into English by Aslak Leesland. “Arthur Sverre Danielsen was born in the town of Kristiansand at the very southern tip of Norway in 1961. It came as a shock to all of us when he unexpectedly and abruptly passed…

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FIELD TRIP TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WORKER EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS (WEAs)  -  APRIL 2018

FIELD TRIP TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WORKER EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS (WEAs) - APRIL 2018

IFWEA General Secretary Sahra Ryklief visited Worker Education Associations (WEAs) in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Executive Committee’s mission to build dialogue and improve international links.   Here are some of the highlights of her field trip. AUSTRALIA The WEA Sydney – WEA Sydney was founded New South Wales (NSW) in 1913, originally working…

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SOUTH AFRICA - IN TRIBUTE TO MIKE LOUW, EDUCATOR

GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA: It is with great sadness that the IFWEA Secretariat shares the newsthat Comrade Mike Louw has passed on. A comrade, shopsteward, organiser, educator, serving workers and working class communities in South Africa, Africa and globally. Mike represented Congress Of South African Trade Union (COSATU) at IFWEA‘s first Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP) in 2012.…

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The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

Week 1: Day 1 – The Amazing Race  On day 1, the YGAP participants are put into teams for an “Amazing Race” mixed by country, gender and language, and given a series of mysterious clues to find their way across Cape Town. They are competing for a mysterious prize, so are racing for time. The value…

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GLOBAL - UK: IN COMMEMORATION OF ROBERT LOCHRIE by General Secretary Sahra Ryklief

To: Mrs Margaret Lochrie  Dear Margaret, It is with sadness that we convey to you our condolences at the passing of your husband, Robert. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I first met Robert in 1996, when I was a newly elected representative to the IFWEA Executive committee. At the time he was…

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USA -"US IMMIGRANT YOUTH AT A CROSSROADS" by Kent Wong, Director - UCLA Labor Center

“800,000 immigrant youth living in the United States are in jeopardy because of the actions by President Donald Trump.  Last year, the Trump’s administration announced the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a move which would eliminate protection from deportation and work authorization for youth who were brought to the US…

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