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La Follette split her time evenly between Johannesburg (Joburgh) and Cape Town. Mbovu Malinga toured her throughout Cape Town, visiting creative projects based in the townships and the city. Malinga, who is a dancer, choreographer and designer is well connected to the social practice side of Cape Town, as well as the "high art" realm. Therefore, he made a great guide for the people and organizations La Follette was seeking out.
As the U.S. moves past its 50th year of the Civil/Voters Rights Act and South Africa moves past its 20th year of democracy/post-apartheid, the project will reflect on what we can learn from one another. What have we done wrong and what have we done right? How does migration play a role? How do our governments, communities and societies discern and apply our past to our present? Are environmental rights the same as human rights? What language do we use to talk about these issues? By meeting with civil rights activists, artist and historians from both countries, our aim is to use art as a platform to expose and address environmental racism and corruption.
In recognition of the Voting Right Act of 1965 and in preparation for the Presidential Election of 2016, Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs also aims to interact, educate and activate the next generation of voters. Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs is the third "site of passage" project. Each time we learn more and connect more artists. Once a tunnel of communication is digitally dug from one country to the next, we do not close it – we connect it. We hope to eventually build a global network of artists via Sites of Passage (SOP), the name all these projects now fall under.