Webinar “Race matters: Examining the workings of race and gender in the UN human rights system” (13 August 2020)
Date : 2020.08.05
International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) and the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) invite you to the webinar “Race matters: Examining the workings of race and gender in the UN human rights system” on 13th August at 16h00 – 17h30 (CEST).
The webinar will examine the widespread and yet generally unremarked workings of dominant ideologies of race and gender in the UN human rights system. We are interested in examining how the UN can address its own complicity in systemic racism. The webinar will also address the ways in which race is obscured from discussions around gender, including when appropriating concepts that originated in the fight for racial and gender justice by black feminists. Finally, the webinar will recommend measures for challenging and dismantling systemic racism and sexism in the UN and beyond.
- Pooja Badarinath, Sexual Rights Initiative
- Dominique Day, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
- Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health
- Prof. Verene A. Shepherd, Vice-Chair, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
MODERATOR: Dipika Nath
Closed captioning and interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish. If you require additional accommodations, please contact: juan[@]srigeneva.com (remove “[ ]” when emailing)