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Community Healing

24 March 2020

The Institute for Healing of Memories and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, organized and facilitated an Inter-generational conversation on healing and Justice on 29th February. The Dialogue, 'Let's talk about Healing and Justice, about our past and present and a better future' was the first of what will be a series of conversations scheduled to take place in communities across South Africa.

Participants were firstly taken through the Migrant Labour Museum tour. The tour gives a historical background to the South African migrant system that has left a lasting legacy on the social fabric an economic inequality of our country. The personal stories highlighted how black people were treated during the apartheid era etc.

The conversation focused on two questions ' How do we heal as individuals, community and what is the role of government'? Secondly, what kind of justice do we want? Participants were from Delft and Lwandle community, Cape Town, South Africa. These are some of the communities that were hard hit by past injustices including apartheid and are still living under the legacies of those injustices. So it was very important for the organization to open a space where people can openly share their trauma, caused by past and present injustices. 

There was a common understanding that acknowledging the pain and human suffering people experienced is an important first step for individual and communities to heal. This is but the beginning of the conversation...

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The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231