Africans have a diverse, rich and powerful heritage that is important to heal ourselves and repair the damage done by neoliberalism to our humanity and environment. Being African, embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu should be a source of our pride. [Extract from the Kilimanjaro Declaration]
Dear <<First Name>>
This week, we're writing to you to share the latest updates on the work for the #25May2017 mobilisation across the continent, for peace, to seek justice and realise our dignity.
As the people who have signed up to the #KilimanjaroDeclaration and, as those who were at the Arusha Conference, we are asking you - the founders of Africans Rising to help us share the the #KilimanjaroDeclaration all over the African continent, in every town and city.
Just reply to this email, give us some details and we’ll make sure you get printed copies to share.
How many printed copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration you want
In what language(s) - Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili or Portuguese
The name of your town, city and country
Tell us a little about how & where you plan to share them
If you have a recommendation for a local printer, that would be a bonus!
As always, don't forget to get a photo and use #AfricansRising when you’re spreading the word about the Kilimanjaro Declaration onTwitterFacebook &Instagram
Africans Rising is dismayed by the ongoing human rights situation in Cameroon where people have been subjected to excessive and disproportional use of force by the police and military; to silence dissenting voices. This has already led to a number of deaths especially in South West and North West regions of the country. We are also gravely concerned about the blanket Internet blockade in these parts of the country. Africans Rising will be working with local partners in the coming week to develop an intervention. We shall keep you informed but if you are in Doula or Yaoundé, please join Kumi Naidoo for dialogues with students, lawyers, teachers, opposition, civil society organisations and government in the week starting 13th February.
For the past week now, we have been developing the idea of a caravan to spread the message of Africans Rising and thanks to the African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) at the 3rd Arts4Peace Forum from 25th to 29th January 2017, in Addis Ababa – we are making progress. The initial plans are for the caravans to travel routes across regions, bringing together activists, people, artists, movements, NGOs and, peace agencies, to bring the message of peace to conflict areas across the African continent.
The caravans will support, deliver, highlight and strengthen the peace building process through dialogues, artistic interventions and strategic convening of key partners including state actors, local regional and international peace agencies.
If you want to host the caravan for a stop, or join it to blog, support the social media team or contribute in any other way – just reply to this email. We’re listening and we’re ready to co-create.