Symposium: “Afrodescendants: Fifteen Years after Santiago. Achievements and Challenges”

CGIS-S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Friday, December 4, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, December 5, 2015 (All day)



Each day's sessions will last from 9am to 5pm.

This event is SOLD OUT.

This event will be primarily in Spanish.

Simposio “Afrodescendientes: quince años después de Santiago. Logros y desafíos”

Activistas, representantes de agencias internacionales y funcionarios hacen balance de la agenda antiracista de Santiago de Chile-2000 y reflexionan sobre el futuro.

Symposium: “Afrodescendants: Fifteen Years after Santiago. Achievements and Challenges”

Activists, agency representatives and government officials take stock of the antiracist agenda formulated at Santiago de Chile-2000 and envision the future.

The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research will host a conference titled “The Afrodescendants, Fifteen Years after Santiago de Chile: Achievements and Challenges” in December 2015, at Harvard University. The conference will take place on the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the term ‘Afrodescendants’ by the Latin American Regional Conference Against Racism in Santiago de Chile in 2000. The conference will reflect on the achievements and obstacles faced by the movements and antiracist human rights agenda that came into existence after the Latin American Regional Conference Against Racism and the subsequent World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, in Durban, South Africa. Activists from several Latin American countries, agency representatives, and scholars will gather for a conversation about the lessons and challenges they have encountered in the implementation of the antiracist human rights agenda defined in those conferences. The conference seeks to define new research questions and a new research agenda for the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, using the findings of scholars and the needs and experiences of activists and agency representatives as reference.

Participating Harvard Faculty: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Collaborating Institution: Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia

Co-sponsored with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, and Universidad de Cartagena



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