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Janice Dowson - Blog 5: Women's Day - 20,000 Women Knocking

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Janice Dowson

5 September 2016

Victoria, B.C.

Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Institute

20,000 Women Knocking: National Women's Day, 9 August

This blog explores the 1956 Women's March, where 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver a petition. Further, it discusses the strides for women's equality since the 1994 democratic transition and the annual public holiday: Women's Day. 

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Janice Dowson - Blog 4: 67 Minutes - Nelson Mandela International Day

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Janice Dowson

2 August 2016

Cape Town, South Africa

Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group (LEP)

67 Minutes: Freedom, Justice, and Democracy - Nelson Mandela International Day - 18 July

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Janice Dowson - Blog 3: Soweto Uprising - "This is our day"

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This blog explores the 1976 Soweto Uprising, in which approximately 20000 black students protesting for fair education policies were met with violent police resistance. It explores the historical and present student activism in South Africa and reflects on how my time in South Africa has made me re-think my own relationship with education. 

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Janice Dowson - Blog 2: District Six - No home like place

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District Six - No Home LIke Place

This blog explores the forced removals and demolition of the District Six neighbourhood in Cape Town by the aparheid government, as well as the ongoing attempts at redevelopment in the area as means for providing restitution for former residents who were forcibly removed.  I provide my reflections on the importance of place for one's identity and provide my ideas about the changing nature of the neighbourhood where I am staying in Cape Town; a neighbourhood bordering the fields of District Six. 

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Janice Dowson - Blog 1: Introductory Podcast with CAPI

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Janice Dowson

April 29, 2016

Victoria, B.C.

In this podcast, Charli, another QEScholar, interviews me about myself, my research, and my upcoming field research trip to South Africa. I discuss my background, my research plans, and my hopes and expectations for my time in South Africa.

 

 

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