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WEBCAST: Achieving Racial Equality in the Americas

AQ and influential voices from Latin America hold a conversation on the Black Lives Matter movement's impact on grassroots movements in the hemisphere.
A protester in Rio de Janeiro holds a sign that says "Black Lives Matter."Buda Mendes/Getty Images

All over the Americas, attention has turned to the extreme racial disparities present in virtually every society. The COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting recession and endemic police violence have all hit communities of color especially hard. How has the Black Lives Matter movement affected grassroots movements elsewhere in the hemisphere? What are the political and economic steps necessary to achieve greater equality? Join us for this conversation with influential voices from within the region hosted by:

The program was livestreamed on this page on June 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Speakers:

  • Aurora Vergara-Figueroa, Director of the Afrodiasporic Studies Center (CEAF) at Icesi University @AuroraVergaraF1
  • Thiago Amparo, Lawyer and Professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School @thiamparo
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief at Americas Quarterly @brazilbrian (moderator)


Tags: Black Lives Matter, Events, Racial discrimination, Social movements
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