What do security and safety look like for Black people? What wisdom do our ancestors who resisted and found new ways to live in community, have to teach us? How do we think beyond policing, to a world where security, safety, justice, and mutuality exist and serve all communities?
This virtual event, organised by UNARC, the UN Anti-Racism Coalition, aims at providing the International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement (EMLER) and OHCHR with a pathway that is grounded in the experiences and perspectives of people on the ground.
The event will further bring the discussion about re-imagining policing currently happening in academic and movement spaces, to UN mechanisms that can take action.
Speakers will include representatives from the following communities:
- Maroons of Jamaica
- Maroons of Panama
- Quilombolas of Brazil
- Movement 4 Black Lives in the United States
- Palenque in Colombia
as well as United Nations experts (OHCHR and EMLER).
Moderator: Salimah Hankins, Director for the UN Antiracism Coalition (UNARC)
You are welcome to join this discussion, which will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, French and Portuguese. Click here to register for the event.