Reflecting on the past and rising towards the future
#WeUprising is a movement that seeks to bring together noble people from
across the globe in the service of a common good to honour and commemorate
Youth Day on the 16th of June, and to uplift young people who are at the bottom of
the economic scale in South African townships.
Our purpose is to harness the power of community to bring about economic prosperity practically to the doorstep of township people. As of the year 2021, the movement and Partners aim to help inject a minimum of R1million into the local township economy on the day of June 16 through #WeUprising Programs and the June 16 Vilakazi Street Experience, while delivering a world class cultural experience for participants. When this idea is adapted and adopted more widely, we will help inject R1 billion into the township economy by the year 2030 and improve the quality of life for millions of township people.
#WeUprising programs are driven by the local community, where participants are invited to an annual commemoration activity; in a form of a 4km commemoration walk & wreath-laying ceremony, then followed by a wonderful brunch experience at the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Inspired by the Soweto Uprising of 1976, #WeUprising creatively provides an organized context for political inquiry and for ordinary people to actively participate in creating an African society that is delivered from the clutches of inequality, grounded in community, and evolving toward economic prosperity.
Help us achieve our goal.
Your action will directly contribute towards injecting R1million into the township economy from 16 June 2021. Details of how you can participate in this bold initiative will be communicated as soon as coronavirus lockdown restrictions in South Africa are reduced to level 1.
TO CONTINUE TO COMMEMORATE THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH US THIS YEAR, JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA DISCUSSION UNDER THE HASHTAG #JUNE16IMBIZO