Education is Preparation for Reparations
The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparation March Committee
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On Behalf of the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC), we are writing to you as an organisation or individual who is committed to justice, equity and freedom.
It is because of our shared values that we make this call to action to secure your support up to and during the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March on 1st August from Windrush Square in Brixton to the British Houses of Parliament. The process of marching is not only to affirm our human and people’s right to be repaired but to be free to self-determinedly repair ourselves, secure justice and claim this day as an international day of Remembrance not just for our Ancestors but for the current and continuing harm being inflicted upon people of Afrikan Heritage in the UK and around the world! We define this continuum as the MAANGAMIZI, describing the intentionality of harm against us via chattel slavery, colonialism, neocolonialism and current manifestations such as our deaths by state forces, our disproportionate incarcerations, forced/unconsensual sterilisation, erosion of our community spaces and recolonisation of our Motherland to name a few. Coming together in solidarity and a show of strength to demand a cessation of the current harms being committed against us is critical to effecting the change we seek to make.
You may be aware that the March is organised as the street pillar in the wider International Social Movement For Afrikan Reparations. As part of the March, we will congregate at Parliament Square to host a People’s Open Parliamentary Session on Reparations (POPSOR) and deliver the ‘Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide Petition’ (SMWCGE) to the Office of the UK Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. The petition demands that an All-Party-Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice (APPCITRJ) be held to examine the current impact of the Maangamizi and to identity the measures of repair necessary to not only cease the continued violations against people of Afrikan Heritage but to put measures in place to ensure they NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. The APPCITRJ and the Peoples International Tribunal for Global Justice (PITGJ) are just some of the demands and strategies going forward and we invite you to also profile your own grassroots and/or organisational initiatives for effecting and securing reparatory justice whilst joining our people on the March.
We encourage you to read the SMWCGE petition in full on https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-maangamizi-we-charge-genocide-ecocide to also see how we intend to mobilise as a people, aside from the state, to address our issues.
We are also seeking your support in a number of ways and hope that you’ll be able to assist us in several areas:
- Organise people to travel to and participate in the March as part of one of the blocs https://stopthemaangamizi.com/2016/04/13/afrikan-emancipation-day-reparations-march-committee-organogram/;
- Provide personnel on the day with expertise for example, security or health and safety;
- Provide meeting space for future committee activities;
- Organise a fund raising event to support costs incurred e.g. licences and other compliance documents;
- Make a donation to the March organising process via the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC) ASR Fund Account No: 37671768, Sort Code:309914;
- Support our publicity campaigns and dissemination of our reparations awareness materials;
- Invite us to come and speak to your members about the march and how they can support all year round.
These are just a few ways and we’d invite you to view our 3-minute call to action video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR4ObeZ2QiE&feature=share and circulate it among your networks. If you are receiving this via email then the video is attached alongside other promo material that provide further insight.
We do hope you will be able to join efforts with us to further this righteous cause.
Sis Jendayi Serwah & Prophet Kwaku