Racism and anti-racism. Policies, struggles and territories
Rita Bosaho (Spain)
General Director of Equal Treatment and Ethnic Racial Diversity of the Ministry of Equality.
Nilma Lino Gomes (Brazil)
Former minister of racial equality in the government of Dilma Rousseff.
Mara Viveros Vigoya (Colombia)
Former president of LASA and professor at the National University of Colombia.
Carlos Alvarez Nazareno (Argentina)
Anti-racist activist, sociologist. UNIAFRO / UNSAM
Mara Viveros, Nilma Lino Gomes, Rita bosaho y Carlos Alvarez Nazareno address the problem of racism in Latin America and Europe as well as the different strategies that both national states and Afro-descendant social movements have deployed in order to combat it. The course covers both conceptual issues of racism and anti-racism, as well as different actions that have been carried out in the framework of the fight against racial discrimination and includes reflections on future challenges and possibilities.
Maria Viveros Vigoya
Mara Viveros presents an overview of racism in Latin America, its diversity and heterogeneity, as well as the different responses and actions that have taken place in the face of said problem within the framework of the anti-racist turn in the region. In this sense, she exhibits the multiple places of enunciation and positioning from which this matter can be perceived and addressed, taking up the experiences of alternative grammars of anti-racism.
Nilma Lino Gomes
Nilma Lino Gomes establishes the premises that configure racism as a system of colonial oppression. On the one hand, she analyzes the “perfect crime” of the myth of racial democracy from the social and cultural aspects of Brazil. And, on the other hand, she presents the trayectory of the struggle of the black movement in its educating face, building a representation of the resistance directly committed to the acquisition of fundamental rights since 1931.
Rita Bosaho exposes on anti-racist public policies in the Spanish context. Initially, she introduces the problem of racism in Spain, the way it is conceptualized and its relationship with the European colonization process. Second, she refers to the policies to combat discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin that have been promoted in this country by various state institutions, based on advances in the European framework. And finally, she formulates some reflections regarding the future challenges in relation to the anti-racist struggle in the Spanish nation.
Carlos Alvarez Nazareno
Carlos Álvarez addresses the problem of racism and racial discrimination in Latin America, both structural and institutional violence and its leaks in the daily sphere and the field of the symbolic. At the same time, he shares the various strategies implemented by the Afro-descendant social movement in the region, as well as the public policies and affirmative actions for the inclusion of Afro-descendant communities carried out by the governments of the south of the continent.