Global Forum for Children and Youth

Addressing anti-Black racism helps to create communities for children to thrive

In this session, children and young activists will reflect on how they have been impacted by racism and the work they are leading to address discrimination. You will also hear from schools and local authorities that are actively tackling anti-Black racism, and how, by doing so, they made their communities more welcoming for all children and young people.

Come, Listen and be inspired about how we can all play our part in ending Black racism.

Program and Speakers

The session will be hosted by Panashe Chigumadzi, a journalist, essayist and novelist. Panellists include:

  • Marley Dias, American activist, writer and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks
  • Simphiwe Masilo, South African Intersectional Activist
  • Luis Carlos Miranda da Silva, Young Brazilian Activist
  • Glenthorne High School and CEO of the Willow Learning Trust, Steve Hume, – featured in the critically acclaimed UK documentary, “The School that Tried to End Racism”.
  • Representatives from Ontario, Canada (Andre Lyn) and Bahia, Brazil (Alan Sueira) where active anti-racism strategies are in place and are working.
  • Human rights activist and Elder, Hina Jilani who recently led a commission of enquiry following the murder of George Floyd

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 3:30pm- 4:15pm (GMT)/10:30am-11:15am (EST)/

4:30pm-5:15pm (CET)

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021