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#DelftLivesMatter

From 29 November - 1 December 2016 UCT SAVI partnered with Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in launching the #DelftLivesMatter seminar series.The series included screenings, discussions and key note addresses on how to create a safer, inclusive city. Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation also launched their report ''What we live with everyday is not right'' at the start of the seminar series. 

Throughout 2016, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation worked with a group of young people, community activists and members of the Neighborhood Watch from Delft in Cape Town to equip and enable them to share their stories about their daily lives and the problems they face.

The group screened two short films they had made about how they think problems of violence, corruption, gangsterism, exclusion and a lack of accountability can be changed.

 

Nurture Youth's Lives for Positive Futures

The first event 'Nurture Youth's Lives for Positive Futures' was held from 12:30-14:30 on 29 November 2016 in the Smit Marine Seminar Room, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town.

In this seminar, young people from Delft shared their ideas on what kind of support they required for positive futures. The film ‘Being young in Delft’ was premiered followed by a panel discussion. 

Partnerships for Safer Cities

On 30 November 2016, the seminar 'Partnerships for Safer Cities' was held from 12:30-14:30 in the Smit Marine Seminar Room, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town. 

This event served as a platform for community leaders to share their experiences of corruption and violence and provide suggestions as to how to work towards creating a safer, more inclusive city. 

Transforming the Police

'Transforming the Police' was the last event held in the #DelftLivesMatter seminar series. The seminar was held from 17:30-20:00 on 1 December 2016 in Lecture Theatre 3, Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town. 

This event included the premier of the film 'Gangsters in Uniform'. It was followed by a discussion as well as key note addresses from Alderman JP Smith and research, policy analyst and human rights activist, Nkosikhulule Xhawulengweni.