advocacy


Activism without advocacy is entertainment

An African from the Diaspora wrote on her Facebook wall ‘Black people are sold as slave in Lybia and the World is doing nothing’.

I told her, ‘We are the world.

Did you write to your senator?

Did write to your congressman?

Did you go to your pastor, imam, or priest to ask what is he doing?

Did you write to the United nations secretary general?

Did you call few friends to a gathering to think about what you can do?

Did you petition your government for action?

Did you walk into the building of a human right association and threatened not to leave unless something is done?

We are the world.
We are not powerless.

We are probably too passive and insensitive, reducing all our actions to a Facebook post.

Activism without advocacy is entertainment, and value posturing!

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