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Women defending land and life: The story of Amadiba Crisis Committee

“Don’t accept the money. Money can run out, but the land remains forever.” —Amadiba Crisis Committee

JASS Southern Africa Cross Movement Cross Issue Convening 2021

JASS Southern Africa is excited to invite you to our regional dialogue “Women Defending Land and Life” as part of our virtual dialogue series ‘Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis ’, spotlighting the struggle of the community of Xolobeni organized under the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC).

ACC has been working with the Xolobeni communities for years to protect their precious titanium reserves and ancestral lands from mining corporations. Despite facing immense risks including violence, threats, and death in reprisal of their organized resistance, ACC leaders and land defenders are determined in their resolve to preserve their land, culture, and identity for future generations to come.

During the dialogue, we will engage and spotlight the incredible organizing story of ACC, and feature one of its formidable leaders, Nonhle Mbuthuma in conversation with women land defenders, Zandile Nsibande (Abahlali baseMjondolo) and Makoma Lekalakala (Earthlife). Together, the women leaders will draw on their experiences to share movement lessons on organizing for defending land and life.

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 SAST / 13:30 – 15:00 UTC / 8:30 – 10:00 EST / 7:30 – 9:00 CST

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