Despite the complexity of geographic and cultural differences across the Americas, systemic racism and economic inequality pose a grave threat to BIPOC children in the US and children of African and indigenous descent in South and Central America. The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated these disparities, with devastating repercussions for the education, health, and safety of children of color across the Americas. The global movement for racial equity and justice has escalated. However, much remains to be done to address the root causes of the unrest. Few mainstream conversations explore the parallels for African descendent children of color in the Americas as a whole - and shared strategies for change.
- Carla Knapp, National Vice President of Native Services, BGCA
- Carolina Escobar Sarti, National Director, Asociación La Alianza, Covenant House
- Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Cofounder, Brotherhood/Sister Sol
- Paula Moreno Zapata, Former Minister of Culture, Colombia & Founder / Director, Manos Visibles
- Moderator: Zakiya Carr-Johnson, Founder, Odara Solutions, Comic Relief Assessor