Tapping into the opportunity presented by a gathering of more than 300 conflict transformation practitioners and solidarity activists for the War Resistors International Conference, the ACTION Support Centre organised an evening Caravan information sharing and planning session.
The African Solidarity Caravan planning meeting at the WRI conference sought to mobilise support for the Caravan throughout the continent. This process involved sharing information on the Caravan, ideas around some planned events and how activists can be involved in the Caravan. More than 21 activists from around Africa gathered for this session.
Everyone who would like to contribute to the African Solidarity Caravan is encouraged to think of ideas that can be implemented in their local contexts. These events can range from a discussion forum, to a public expression of African Solidarity, a march, a picket, a spoken word poetry competition, any event that you think will assist in building momentum behind the ideas of African Solidarity. Submissions of activities around the Caravan have started and these will be posted on the Proudly African website. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit their proposed activities to firstname.lastname@example.org .