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Dorothy Kidd <[log in to unmask]>
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Dorothy Kidd <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 9 May 2007 09:51:15 -0700
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thanks for all your work already and for the in invitation to Ghana. I
would enthusiastically support your proposal for the next OurMedia in
Ghana. This would allow OurMedia to draw many more people from both
southern and northern Africa, and perhaps Latin America and  South Asia
as well.

I agree. Choosing Ghana does not preclude other organizing initiatives
in other regions, including North America, Europe, and other regions as
well. We have been talking for a long time of how to build regionally,
and between conferences. My sense of the Sydney conference was that we
may now have the people and technical capacity to do so. I too am now
pondering how best to support this.

looking forward to working with you all,

Dorothy Kidd.

University of San Francisco.
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, California  94117-1080.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Wilna Quarmyne <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 2:53 am
Subject: Re: Letter from Ghana - OM7
To: [log in to unmask]

 Good morning from Ghana, All.
> Last night, I had the chance to acknowledge Alfonso's expression of
> support for Ghana's hosting of OM7.  Since then, there have been
> similar warming e-mail from Mavic, Amparo and Tanja - many thanks
> also.  Then came Clemencia's typically balanced and inclusive
> response, copying the proposal from Arne, Stefania and Kate.  Very
> much also appreciate the latter's disclaimer and expression of
> support for Ghana/Africa.
> Thought of putting all together in a chain, but it might be too
> unwieldy.
> One of the great differences I experienced and deeply appreciated
> at OM was the openness of the decision-making process - no
> stultifying resolutions, no jockeying for positions or "prestige",
> an effort to live the participatory processes that we profess.
> Athens, Ohio; Budapest, Hungry; Accra, Ghana - each clearly offers
> the possibility to explore and extend new worlds for OM.   As in
> Sydney, Australia (which is the only one I've experienced), each
> admitting the world through, and sharing its own, different prisms.
> It would be wonderful to be led by Rafael (even if we have not yet
> met) through Appalachia and beyond, and by Arne, Stefania and Kate
> through Budapest and Central Europe.
> Needless to say, we would love for all to come to Ghana/Africa -
> the time is finally nearly-right, the need is so great, the voices
> so diverse and the indigenous traditions so deep yet so overlooked
> by the media.
> When I say "our", I'm speaking for GCRN and those to whom -
> academicians, civil society activists - we have raised the idea.
> We are casting the net wider - if possible, beyond Ghana - which is
> partly why we are not yet listing those on the emerging local
> committee.  There is already, as I mentioned, great excitement and
> we just need to ground it in specifics.  You will hear from us by
> 31 May.
> A Good Day, and for those on the other side of the world, Good
> Evening to All!
> Wilna
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> glitch so I can only receive from it at the moment.
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