In anticipation of the global events marking African Liberation Day, The Black Alliance for Peace is hosting African Liberation Day in the Americas, a webinar exploring the parallel struggles and inter-connected histories of people of African descent throughout the Americas. Drawing on the collective knowledge of Black activists and academics from Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States, the webinar will examine how forms of anti-Black repression extend across the geographic, national, and linguistic divisions of the hemisphere – only to be resisted by a shared culture and tradition of African revolt and autonomy.
Given the recent wave of state terrorism directed against Black people throughout the region, African Liberation Day in the Americas takes on a particular urgency. Please join the Black Alliance for Peace on Saturday, May 22nd at 11am (EST), to learn more about African liberation in the Americas.
Jesús Chucho García, Center for Afro-American Studies in Venezuela
Charo Mina-Rojas, Afro-Colombian Human Rights Defender
Ana Barreto, AfroResistance Program Director from Brazil
Professor Gerald Horne, University of Houston
Moderated by Jemima Pierre, Black Alliance for Peace, Haiti/Americas Coordinator