Why a civic pride ?
THE UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS THAT HIT US ALL IN THE LAST MONTHS REVEALED HOW MUCH SOLIDARITY MEANS TO US.
We had to change our life to protect ourselves and others. We were asked to act so that the health system can take care of people at the best of its capacities. We are acting the best we can with and for our communities and are proud of doing so.
Many have found creative ways to be useful to their communities, to offer social and cultural tools against isolation, to volunteer for providing support to the weak and vulnerable which often happen to be the poorest.
Civic organisations and citizens stepped up to make sure no one is left behind, putting solidarity at the heart of any response to the crisis, and defending justice at all costs. Our common struggles inspired acts of care, togetherness and resistance at safe distance.
Still now, activists, associations, movements or groups of citizens are organising solidarity and civic contestation and making policy proposals to ensure rights are at the centre of the response amid the COVID-19 crisis.
We can collectively be proud. Let’s celebrate it on 8 December !