During this week, the Conference was convened by the Platform for Participation and Equity (PyE) in Cuba to celebrate July 25, the day of women of African descent, whose actions have been mainly based on their Facebook profile. Beyond the controversies generated by the proclamation of this day, we consider it a good opportunity to join the fight against racism and racial discrimination.
Among the institutions that promote it are the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, the Nicolás Guillén Foundation, the Center for Exchange and Reference Community Initiative CIERIC, the Oscar Arnulfo Romero OAR Center, the AfroAtenAs Matanzas Project and the Félix Varela Center; with the support of professors and students from the Faculty of Communications of the University of Havana.
The initiative aims:
Contribute to make visible and recognize the diverse contributions of Afro-Cuban women in culture, education, science and sports
Promote forms of cultural consumption that help us build a more equitable and unprejudiced society
Contribute decolonizing and diverse visions of black feminism from the Cuban and Latin American academia
Unveil the main obstacles and strengths that black Cuban women have today to face the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the same, they have been uploading to the Facebook page of the PyE Platform:
Testimonies from Black Cuban women about their experiences during the pandemic and their expectations for the future
Recommendations for readings, films and music that address the discrimination and inequalities suffered by black women
Recommended readings of studies on black feminism
Cuban experiences, initiatives and projects working with and for black women
Challenges of knowledge about the valuable contributions of black women to the universal cultural legacy.
Why July 25th?
On July 25, 1992, black women from 32 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in the Dominican Republic to make visible the struggles and resistances of Afro women and to define advocacy strategies to confront racism from a gender perspective. As a result of this meeting, July 25 was instituted as International Afro-Descendant Women’s Day, also known as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women’s Day.
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