Here’s a list I found from a facebook group:
- Speak with your local councillor, individually or in a group, and ensure that (s)he calls a ward meeting to condemn violence.
- Start conversations with family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues, fellow learners and students, etc. about xenophobia and violence and about taking a public stance against it.
- Call a meeting at your place of work and organise a discussion on the violence and on xenophobia.
- Join your community policing forum and ensure that the CPF acts to protect foreign nationals and anyone else being threatened or targeted in your area.
- Report any agitation or threats against foreign nationals or groups of South Africans to the police.
- Check with police stations, community centres and churches sheltering victims of violence on what material donations are needed, and donate blankets, food and clothes, as needed.
- Participate in any public forums you can access, including calling into talk radio shows, public meetings, writing letters to newspapers, etc.
- Check that your foreign friends/ colleagues/ neighbours/ cleaners/ gardeners and their families are safe, and, if necessary, offer them refuge in your house.
- If foreign nationals in your neighbourhood are likely to be targeted in their homes, organise a group of people to spend the night at their house so that a South African can open the door if someone knocks in the night asking about foreigners.
- Encourage any public figures you know, including artists, sports persons, business people, teachers, etc. to speak out publically against racism, xenophobia and violence.
- Do not let racist and xenophobic comments go unchallenged.
I was also informed of a march taking place on Saturday:
I was informed about a march that will be taking place on Saturday:
Time and PlaceDate: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Pieter Roos Park, cnr Empire and Queen, Parktown – north of Constitution Hill
Street: cnr Empire Rd and Queen Street, Parktown
City/Town: Johannesburg, South Africa
So get involved if you can.
- Proud feelings come from ashes
- Filmmakers Against Racism
- I am not embarrassed to be South African
- Headway doing admirable work
- Rapping about Xenophobia
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