Africans Rising #25 May 2017 The Kilimanjaro Declaration
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.
It is 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. People who have given input to the development of the movement agree that African unity reflected by greater social, political and economic integration is critical for Africa and its peoples, nations and nationalities – and a united civil society should be the vanguard of such a movement for justice, peace and dignity.
There is unanimous support to use African Liberation Day (Africa Day) on 25 May each year as the apex organising moment and, to launch the movement on #25May2017 with a series of events and actions all across the African continent – rallying together as one Africa, to build peace, seek justice and manifest our dignity.