I totally agree with the mentality of 365 Days of Activism. We, as the general population, have many days of awareness i.e. AIDS, Breast Cancer, Homelessness, Gender Violence, ect. ect. ect. While these days are important to remind us that humanity is still a work in progress, it's very easy to become callous to the messages even on their days of recognition.
Ryan asked me today to write about the event my organisation, ConsciousFlowz, along with many other local organisations such as loveLife, The Amy Beihl Foundation, Cape Flats YMCA, New Start and others with DJs such as Azuhl, Eazy, Intellegent Design, Ready D and musical artists such as Claire Phillips, Chad Saamian and Sneaker Box are joining forces to raise awareness of the AIDS Pandemic with World AIDS 5-Day Event at the Waterfront.
The event is spearheaded by a 100 DJ marathon. While I'm not a DJ, but I've working closely with these cats and I can see that 100 hours is A LOT OF TIME EVEN IF IT'S YOUR PASSION. THEY DO HOWEVER CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD WHICH REMINDS ME THAT WE AS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY SHOULD DO SO AS WELL NO MATTER HOW PROVERBIALLY TIRED WE BECOME WITH THE EVERYDAY GRIND.
This brings me to the point of my thoughts: RYAN IS PUSHING. Wherever you are in this world there are issues that we allow ourselves to become callous. Why do we let this happen? My belief is that it is easy to not push ourselves to become better humans as we fight for our own survival --- why must we also fight for something else as well? My answer: Our future generations to come.
SO I CHALLENGE US TO FOLLOW RYAN's EXAMPLE AND PUSH.
If you want to hear some of the live tunes that we'll be playing as we continue to push ourselves to Monday concert at Waterfront, you can check out the live stream at: