Maximising and challenging the UN to advance racial justice
Solutions to many challenges are best created when people with different perspectives come together and sit at the same table to share views and craft remedies.
This principle very much applies to conversations about systemic and structural racism, that are often siloed. There are people who have expertise, from an academic perspective, of these issues which are complex and really important. And also, impacted people and advocates are grappling with these issues in a variety of ways.
This virtual side event, organised by UNARC, the UN Anti-Racism Coalition, aims to break down the silos and to open pathways to concrete solutions that are informed both by the academic research and also by empirical research happening in impacted communities.
This event, in conjunction with the previous UNARC side event with the families of those targeted by police, forms a framework in which the coalition addresses the lived realities of African and Afrodescendant people. It focuses on those communities which are directly affected by police violence and State-sanctioned violence while also addressing the structural and root causes that result in these realities.
- Urenna Akenke Best (Expert of the WGPSS of the Organization of American States - OAS)
- Sherylle Dass (Regional director of LRC South Africa)
- Doudou Diène (Former Special Rapporteur on Racism)
- Mireille Fanon-Mendès France (Founder of the Frantz Fanon Foundation)
- Sara Hamood (Human Rights Officer, Anti Racial Discrimination Section, OHCHR)
- Gay McDougall (Member of UN CERD)
- Yvonne Mokgoro (Chairperson of the Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law enforcement)
- Mariah Rafaela Silva (Professor and Human Rights Activist)
- Ejim Dike, human rights defender from Nigeria
You are welcome to join this discussion, which will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Download the translated event flyer below: