Systemic racism in Quebec: Doctoral student in Social Work Kharoll-Ann Souffrant speaks at the United Nations

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020

On December 2nd, 2020, doctoral student in Social work Kharoll-Ann Souffrant spoke at the United Nations to denounce the denial of systemic racism in Quebec, in collaboration with Amnistie internationale Canada francophone. Mrs. Souffrant has been named a 2020 United Nations Fellow for People of African Descent in the context of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Titled 'The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020' this thematic session was focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism and the global protest against anti-Black racism in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. Its aimed to include discussions on the key themes and priorities for the protection of the human rights of people of African descent, positive developments, good practices and how to address systemic racism based on international human rights law. You can listen to her intervention of three minutes at the 57th minute and the short advocacy document submitted to the United Nations online.

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