Anti-Racism Live 2024 with Robert A. Williams, Jr.

Anti-Racism Live streamed at 2pm GMT on The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2024 @PeaceOneDay

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In a powerful demonstration of solidarity and advocacy on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the University of Arizona Law Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr; Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, featured prominently in the Anti-Racism Live 2024 event organized by Peace One Day. His participation in this globally streamed symposium underscored the urgency of addressing racial discrimination, particularly as it impacts Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Through discussions that bridged the realms of academia, activism, and policy-making, Williams' insights into the systemic challenges faced by Indigenous communities added a critical dimension to the conversation on racial equality and environmental justice.

This event, which attracted international figures, activists, actors, and musicians, served not just as a platform for raising awareness but as a call to action for fostering a more inclusive and diverse global community. Williams emphasized the historical significance of March 21, marking the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre—a pivotal event in the struggle against apartheid and racial oppression. His narrative connected past atrocities to the ongoing fight against racial discrimination, highlighting the importance of remembering history to prevent its repetition.

By focusing on the intersection of racism, colonialism, and conservation, Williams advocated for an environmental justice movement deeply rooted in Indigenous Peoples' human rights. His appeal for the recognition of Indigenous stewardship over lands and biodiversity resonated with a global audience, promoting a shift towards more inclusive conservation practices.