African Liberation Day- A day to Unify our Struggles
African Liberation Day was celebrated in Africa and around the world on Saturday, 25 May 2019. Its objective is to advance the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. This year’s theme centred on ‘AFRICA IS NOT FOR SALE; STOP HUMAN TRAFICKING AND SLAVERY’
African Liberation Day (ALD) is one beacon of unity for the African struggle worldwide. It is a permanent mass institution in the worldwide Pan African Movement and is celebrated in some African Countries as a national holiday. It is clear that the masses are unified in our common suffering but disunified and disorganized in our struggle against it. The purpose of ALD is to politically educate and organize African People worldwide for Pan-Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. ALD is also an activity for us to learn more about the struggle of other people and our role in the world socialist revolution.
Under the auspices of African Rising movement, Oxfam PAP supported and participated in the celebrations that were held at the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi.
The participants drawn from Academia, farmers, workers, artists and human rights activists noted, Today, ALD is a permanent, mass institution that is stronger because the masses of African People are stronger. In the arena of political education, struggle and organization, ALD demonstrates we have not obtained our liberation, we are still disunited, and we are still victims of nation-class and gender oppression. We will never overcome these obstacles unless we achieve Pan-Africanism.
It was underscored, through political education in general, we will arm the masses with the knowledge and understanding of the transformation process. More specifically, we seek to transform our capitalist mentality into a “revolutionary African personality” which is characterized by our traditional African beliefs of humanism (every individual has an innate integrity to them); egalitarianism (everyone has a right and responsibility to make a contribution to society); and collectivism (work is done collectively and the individual is responsible to the group and the group to the individual). Without this transformation, our conscience will continue to be warped by the various ideological trends running through our historical experiences.