We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.
Africans Rising is a peoples movement committed to a decentralised, citizen-owned future that will build support and solidarity for local struggles, empower local leadership and immerse activists in the grassroots work of building social movements from below and beyond borders.
The process that started out as the Africa Civil Society Centre (October 2015), widened into the Africa Civil Society Initiative (May 2016) and since 24th August 2016 is known as Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity is the result of a bottom-up series of on and offline consultations and dialogues between and amongst social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social justice movements, intellectuals, artists, sports people, cultural activists and others, across the AU determined regions of the continent, including the Diaspora. [People who have given input and participated in the process agree that African unity reflected by greater social, political and economic integration is critical for Africa and its peoples – and a united civil society should be the vanguard of such a movement for justice, peace and dignity.]
How to join the movement
As a growing and self-selecting collective of social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social justice movements, intellectuals, artists, sports people, cultural activists and others, across the continent and Diaspora, in solidarity, you can be part of this unified movement.
#AfricansRising movement launch will take place on #25May2017 with actions & events in towns & villages across the continent & in the Diaspora. Check out what’s happening in a city near you and be part of it, and pledge your support: #KilimanjaroDeclaration . You can also join the movement online, here & here.