Sunday, 29 September 2013

Call to Action

Johannesburg People's Pride March for Freedom and Justice
5 October 2013, 10:00 AM
Constitution Hill

The Peoples Pride Movement would like to invite all people with a desire for a free
and just society to join hands, feet and bodies-take to the streets of Johannesburg
and demand a safe and free South Africa for all of those who live in it.

We are calling on all people in and around the margins of what is acceptable and
good. We are calling on all people that normative society deems outlaw, all of us
who are not free. Our sexual orientation, our race, our class positions, our genders,
our geographic locations, our bodies with disabilities, our refugee status and many
other factors work together and are used as a basis to exploit and oppress us and
place us on these margins.

A proud people are a defiant people. A people that say: choice of sexual orientation, choice
of work, choice of identities can never, in our world, be a basis for discrimination. A
people that say: society is built for the materially and structurally privileged, and that
this society is not one that we wish to live in. A proud people is a people that will lift
up their hands and fists in struggle.

In reclaiming our pride, we will march together and demand:

  • Erotic justice;
  • Freedom from all forms of violence and discrimination;
  • Universal access to quality healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health services;
  • Decriminalisation of sex work;
  • Fair and just working conditions and employment opportunities;
  • Equitable redistribution of land;
  • Universal access to housing, sanitation, water, and nutrition;
  • Universal and quality education.

Placard and banner-making: 2 October, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Constitution Hill

For further information, contact: 
Kwezilomso Mbandazayo
+27 82 817 0097

Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi
+27 76 084 8077 

Virginia Magwaza Setshedi
+27 82 379 0539

Please send messages of solidarity to