Black Future Month: Examining the current state of black lives and envisioning where we go from here
Aiming to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Black people to human history and combat racial prejudice, the “Negro History Week”, institutionalized almost 90 years ago, evolved into the Black History Month. These numerous commemorations take place every year in February in the USA and Canada.
However, given the perpetuation of racial discriminations against Black people in today’s society – as shown by the representation of Black people in prison population and victims of police shootings – solely commemorate the past isn’t perceived as being enough by several communities defending the rights of Black people.
Consequently, Opal Tometi – Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Co-founder of Black Lives Matter – calls to seize the opportunity of this month to take action and change the course of history by shaping the future.
Black History Month is thus rebranded as Black Future Month.
Such changes are necessary considering that, “far from ending, systemic racism reinvents itself to conform to what is publically acceptable”. Moreover, frontal attacks against Black people keep happening in a society that hasn’t evolved to become a “post racial society”.
As a result, while Black History Month is concerned with making sure black people remain a part of US’s collective historical memory, Black Future Month focuses on black people’s dreams, breaking open how black people are envisioned in the futures they are creating.
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Face à l’oppression en Turquie, l’Europe doit agir !
La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
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