Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity is pleased to announce that the week from the 23rd to 29th May has been declared as African Liberation Week. This year’s mobilisation will run under the theme “Africa for Africans” and reflects the need for renewed unity amongst Africans all over the world to own, control and manage our own affairs.
Each year, African Liberation Day is recognized on May 25th to promote unity and solidarity among African people and states. The commemoration is an opportunity to mobilise all Africans -grassroots organisations, trade unions, community groups, women’s organisations, faith groups, youth groups, local associations, media, individuals, etc.- to take action on specific themes or issues relevant to the local as well as continental contexts. Africans Rising utilises the whole week of May 25th to ensure that Africans across the globe can take part in this commemoration, and to explore a breadth of issues facing African communities. Along with our “Africa for Africans” theme this year, we are recognizing the following sub-themes:
- Decolonization – capturing the unfinished business of decolonization
- Gender justice – ensuring gender equality in carving the Africa We Want
- Health – equitable access to quality healthcare amid COVID-19
- Climate and Environmental Justice – advancing the push for climate and environmental justice towards the #AfricaWeWant
History of Africans Rising’s African Liberation Day Mobilisations
On May 25, 2017, 2000 volunteers, partners, supporters and friends organised a total of 300 actions and events in 42 countries on the African continent and the Diaspora to march the launch of Africans Rising. On May 25, 2018, the mobilisation was even more massive as hundreds of individual actions and events were carried out in 54 countries including 6 in the African Diaspora. In 2019, activities spanned from film Screenings, media engagements, public symposia, to panel discussions and several other activities on modern-day slavery. In 2020 and 2021, Africans Rising focused on the health and wellbeing of Africans and African communities, given the COVID-19 pandemic and its disastrous consequences across all aspects of life, through our#Rise4OurLives campaign.
About Africans Rising
Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity is a Pan-African social movement working to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the peoples of Africa. For more details visit our website at africansrising.org and follow us on Twitter (@AfricansRising), Facebook (AfricansRising), and Instagram (@Africans_Rising).
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OR Ancel Langwa – Communications and Media Lead, Africans Rising