HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MANDELA DAY

 

So what do you do on International Mandela Day?

It’s quite simple –  Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. All we are asking is that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it’s supporting your chosen charity or serving your local community.

Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did.

According to the website: The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

for those of you who don’t know who Nelson Mandela is, here is a quick comment of why we need to celebrate and embody this man as a hero and an agent of change:

 

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.

Why was he jailed for all of those years…because he tried to make his country a better place. He wanted to end apartheid…..government mandated segregation and devaluing of Natural citizens, particularly the Black Africans.

A group of white people came in and decided to take over South Africa (if it wasn’t for Nelson Mandela and people like him they would have succeeded in taking over the entire continent). They instilled laws banning Blacks (natural africans) and begin a military rule that was racist and horrible.  Mandela worked to improve his people and his country as well as the rest of the world.

During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela’s reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.

Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life’s work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organization’s National Chairperson.

Because of this, on this day and every July 18th, spend 67 minutes of your time making the world a better place.

Write calls to order on your facebook.

Write letters to end injustice.

Stand out in front of places that corrupt and destroy people with sign asking them to stop.

Do something, do anything to end the injustice and destruction of the world.

That is how and why we celebrate this great day.

 

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