WAKE UP SOUTH AFRICA (WuSA)

Inspired by Śrīla Bhaktivinode Thakur’s “ Jiva Jago Jiva Jago Gaurachandra bole.”

The Black African members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, South Africa have been and are still undergoing a lack of representation in the leadership structures of the Society. They are suffering poor levels of support within the existing management structure and lack resources to carry out the Founder-Acaryas desire to spread the message of Krishna to the host population and others outside of the 2.5 % Indian demographic of South Africa. This is due to a conscious or unconscious bias and racial discrimination perpetrated by almost 95%, Indian leadership. What is needed is that the African devotees be given a voice to express their concerns, ideas, as well as the authority to run the initiatives aimed at African Outreach. We request support for the measurable steps that the GBC could take which are stipulated in the Open Letter compiled by African devotees.
If this is done some dignity will be restored for Africans in the movement but failure to do this will continue the trend of non-participation of the host population. We would like to see a future where all races have equal access and representation. If this issue is tackled, the mission of our Founder-Acarya A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada will be secured in the country and simultaneously flourish as well as genuinely reflect the rainbow nation of South Africa.

(1)

 

jīv jāgo, jīv jāgo, gauracānda bole

kota nidrā jāo māyā-piśācīra kole

 

(2)

 

bhajibo boliyā ese saḿsāra-bhitare

bhuliyā rohile tumi avidyāra bhare

 

(3)

 

tomāre loite āmi hoinu avatāra

āmi binā bandhu āra ke āche tomāra

 

(4)

 

enechi auṣadhi māyā nāśibāro lāgi'

hari-nāma mahā-mantra lao tumi māgi'

 

(5)

 

bhakativinoda prabhu-caraṇe pariyā

sei hari-nāma-mantra loilo māgiyā

 

Proposed MOU - 03 June 2021

Meeting Minutes - 18, 19 & 25 July 2020

ISKCON SA National Council invites WuSA to a meeting in response to Open Letter.

To join the conversation:

 

Topic: WuSA and SANC Meeting

Time: Jul 18, 2020 10:00 AM Harare, Pretoria

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81690177819?pwd=aDVDT1A5ZzZGRlIzNjZtZFdRQ3JnUT09

 

Meeting ID: 816 9017 7819

Password: Prabhupada

Open Letter to ISKCON South Africa GBC - 02 July 2020

Kindly support this initiative by signing our petition to Iskcon South Africa - GBC and National Council here: http://chng.it/FTs6pczqD6

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