The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee and the Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign (AEDRMC/SMWeCGEC) require your support to fund the education and campaigning work that is brought together and showcased on our flagship commemorative day of action; 1st Mosiah (August) every year, otherwise known as Afrikan Emancipation Day which is supported by the largest public assemblage of pro-reparations groups and constituencies within and beyond the UK.
Afrikan Emancipation Day, is commemorated to remind us of:
1. Our Ancestors sacrifices and struggles to emancipate themselves and future generations from chattel and colonial forms of enslavement;
2. The Maangamizi criminality enshrined with the passing of the Act for the Abolition of slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting the industry of the manumitted slaves; and for compensating the persons hitherto entitled to the service of such slaves (also known as the Slavery Abolition Act) on 1 August 1833, which took effect from 1 August 1834; resulting in the compensation of enslavers rather than Afrikan people; and also
3. The need to emancipate ourselves from the Maangamizi of neocolonialism which will not occur without ‘full repair’ as mandated in the United Nations Guidelines and Principles on a Right to a Remedy and Reparation.
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic with many curtailments, we are still driving forward in mobilising our communities to participate in the work that achieves the aims set out in our websites:
We require further resources to take the following work to the next level:
· Hosting awareness raising and community engagement programmes and events such as the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Action Rebellion Reasonings (PARRARs) and the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Assembly on Afrikan Reparations (PAPAAR)
· Organising glocal sessions of the Ubuntukgotla - Provisional Peoples International Tribunal for Global Justice
· Training community organisers to do reparations outreach in their local areas
· Working with our communities, allies and other stakeholders in promoting the need for a public hearing on Afrikan Reparations via the All-Party Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for Truth and Reparatory Justice (APPCITARJ)
· Lobbying publicly elected officials to support the APPCITARJ and pass ‘atonement and reparations’ motions at the borough and city council level.
· Developing the I AM WITNESS testimonial project in preparation for the APPCITARJ https://stopthemaangamizi.com/i-am-witness/
· Conducting community focus groups and surveys on reparations
· Producing educational resources
· Printing promotional flyers and much more
Then there are the costs of the Afrikan Emancipation Day Pan-Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings held in Brixton on 1st Mosiah:
· Equipment e.g. stage, sound system, portable loo hire, walkie talkies
· Lorry float
· First Aid equipment
· Health and safety supplies
· Printing & publicity costs
· Training stewards
· Volunteer’s sustenance
· Volunteer's training materials
· Poster and banner production
· Stationery/Admin resources for our groundings areas
· And more!
Please support our own efforts to build the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations, resource organising processes of community-self-repairs, showcase grassroots initiatives for reparations and our determination to secure holistic reparatory justice by our peoples power! This is about more than a day! This is a lifetime commitment!
Thank you for your support
Contact: [email redacted]
- BENOIT KOUA
- Peninah Achieng
- Charmaine Parker
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