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The colonial scar

Conversation with Angela Davis

Against racism: a constant fight

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A few days before the US presidential elections, Angela Davis, who is widely recognised as one of the great champions of human rights and a prominent opponent of racial discrimination, speaks with Black and Afro-descendant activists about the situation of antiracist protests in the United States and also about the kinds of exclusion that mark the present.

The year 2020 will be remembered not only for the pandemic that brought the world to a halt but also for the wave of global antiracist protests triggered by the murder of George Floyd. This terrible crime once again drew attention to the persistence of a structural system of discrimination. However, the intensity of the mobilisations, their international character, and renewed scrutiny of colonial history might indicate a change of paradigm, especially when the United States is about to hold its crucial elections and at a key moment for rethinking Europe’s migratory model. Where will this new wave of protests lead? What relationship can be established between the American experience and the antiracist struggles that are occurring on the other side of the Atlantic?

The conversation is moderated by Isabelle Mamadou, coordinator in Spain of the Team for Implementation of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. Also participating are the pan-African activist Jeffrey Abé Pans, editor of the book Cuando somos el enemigo. Activismo negro en España (When We Are the Enemy. Black Activism in Spain), Basha Changuerra, anti-racist militant, Afro-feminist activist and one of the main organisers of the AfroFem Koop, and Marra Junior, a social worker, who will talk about racism and police violence from his perspective as a Senegalese immigrant in Spain.

Angela Davis participates in the session via videoconference.

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Angela Davis

Against racism: a constant fight

A few days before the US presidential elections, Angela Davis, who is widely recognised as one of the great champions of human rights and a prominent opponent of racial discrimination, speaks with Black and Afro-descendant activists about the situation of antiracist protests in the United States and also about the kinds of exclusion that mark the present.

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