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As ordinary people, we have decided to declare 1 December 2017 a day on which we formally and intentionally free ourselves from mental slavery. We invite you to do the same on this historic day and every day thereafter. Even before slavery was abolished in the Cape Colony on 1 December 1834, most people already dreamt of what it would feel like to be physically and mentally free.



Virtual campaign of positive messaging Looking back on the strength of deceased and living examples among us, we want to remember that we have personal and collective power to overcome any odds. We can thrive above anything that is thrown our way, even while we dismantle the last vestiges of social, economic, political and personal bondage.



Sharing messages, stories, statements, poems, photos, video clips, song, dance with citizens in order to inspire, inform and connect citizens Let’s consciously change the things we can while we sing, while we dance, while we create goodwill to pass on to future generations. Let’s spread love, hope, caring, respect and beauty around. Of course, many of us are ‘fed-up … things are messed up’, yet the sky is still blue, flowers bloom and give off scent, the sea remains inviting, the mountains radiate beauty, nature reflects what lies dormant in us. There is so much beauty in the world that we can draw on while we labour for social justice.



Everybody can get involved by sharing, tagging, hashtag #citizenskonnek If you feel we can do with more positive messaging to inspire each other than you can be part of the campaign - #citizenskonnek



SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging – on any social network platform



1. Let's start by greeting everyone, smiling at strangers, offering a helping hand, caring beyond our small circle, building up rather than breaking down. We can work for social justice as a habit and not only a far off idea. The sky is only the beginning if we are prepared to spread our love. 2. Share a daily positive message with a friend(s) 3. Write a positive message in your home language (not longer than 200 characters) and share it your different social network platforms using the hashtag #citizenskonnek 4. Inspire someone by giving him/ her a compliment 5. Share a positive story (of 100 words)