In Reply to: Re: My open letter to current and former FGA's posted by Fred on February 24, 2005 at 09:18:37:
After reading your original article on the Movingon board and the resulting discussion I think linking FGA lack of overall contribution or SGA contribution as someone else pointed out for that matter to Ricky's memorial is far to emotive. Although they are linked perhaps it would be more constructive to peruse the root cause, which to my understanding is the 'us & them' issue as separate with a view on how to remove it without getting into a blame culture. This will require a lot of trust, patience and understanding on both sides but most of all a common goal; reconciliation, which must have a use. I. e. healing, progression, joint working, legal actions, redress, strengthening, capacity building, for a start off.
I also believe some clarification needs to be made as to whom we are talking about. Some comments have been re: families who have a mix of members in & out of TF. Others as am I, are talking about families who are exclusively out of TF. Perhaps the experience of tackling the later first would provide a stable foundation from which to move on to families with members in and out.
I don't quite understand what you are trying to do with regards to the request for affidavits is concerned but if I can help, let me know.