Mandela Day

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. - Nelson Mandela

On Wednesday 18 July, the #WalkTogether campaign is celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100thanniversary. The Elders, activists, freedom fighters, justice defenders, advocates for social justice and young leaders will honour 100 Sparks of Hope, working for peace, health, justice and equality around the world. Each Spark of Hope is a brilliant organisation impacting on their community, working across divides in collaborative leadership.

The movement around #WalkTogether has reached nearly 70 million people on social media, thanks to you. Can you help us take it further on Mandela Day? Here’s how you can help:

1. Watch and share the livestream of the #WalkTogether with Sparks of Hope event: Wednesday, 18 July at 8:30am/NY, 1:30pm/London, 2:30pm/Johannesburg on The Elders' Facebook page ( and we would love your support in extending this virtual #WalkTogether online!

Speakers include Graça Machel, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Lakhdar Brahimi and other leading lights supporting #WalkTogether, including many Sparks of Hope.

2. Help us build a #WalkTogether for #Mandela100 Peace Mosaic! We’ll be building a brilliant mosaic made up of the profile pics of everyone who shares what Mandela means to them. The Elders will present the Peace Mosaic to world leaders later this year at the United Nations High Level Peace Summit. 

#WalkTogether for #Mandela100: Share with your social media channels what Mandela means to you and be sure to include #WalkTogether for #Mandela100 in your post.

3.Share a Spark of Hope that inspires you with #WalkTogether for #Mandela100:


Search for Common Ground

African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)


Last Mile Health

People's Health Movement


My Choices Foundation


Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives (PIFEVA)


Front Line Defenders


Safe Hands for Girls

Africans Rising

Equal Justice Initiative

Loja de Energias

Maharishi Institute 


Excited to watch @theElders #WalkTogether for #Mandela100 live on Facebook today at 8:30am/NY, 1:30pm/London, 2:30pm/Joburg. Watch here:

Join Graca Machel, @KofiAnnan @theElders live today at 1:30pm/London, 2:30pm/Joburg as they #WalkTogether for #Mandela100:

Tell the world what Madiba means to you using #WalkTogether and #Mandela100 in your post & your profile pic could be part of the Mandela Peace Mosaic presented to world leaders @UN in September

LIVE: Graça Machel, @KofiAnnan @theElders #WalkTogether with #SparksofHope discuss how peace, health, justice & equality can be strengthened to leave no one behind! #Mandela100

On Mandela’s 100thanniversary we can all continue his long walk to freedom. Join the global movement and share what Madiba means to you using #WalkTogether for #Mandela100 in your post

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#WalkTogether with Sparks of Hope on #MandelaDay for a Freer, Fairer World