PAC Caribbean Futures Launch

The Pan-African Council (PAC) – Caribbean Region is launching its webinar series Caribbean Futures: A Youth Centred Approach on March 4th, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST. The series launch is in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS).

The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the recent spotlight on anti-Black racism has created a paradigm shift in the global discourse of neoliberal policies, which in turn has positioned the Caribbean in a familiar situation of alienation, where the region must reach internally to conceptualize solutions to address its current crises. As such, Caribbean Futures: A Centred Approach series acts as a bridge to foster intergenerational dialogue between Caribbean leaders and youth in thinking of Caribbean futures.

The overall goal of the webinar is to host a series of 8 conversations, in the hope that they that will lead to practical actions spearheaded by Caribbean youth in partnership with scholars, activists, political and community leaders. The dialogues and proposed action plans will address the following themes: anti-Black systemic racism; Education in the Caribbean; Access to Capital; Climate Justice; Food Sovereignty; Arts and Culture and the Tourism Industry. Part of the overall goal of the project is for participants to leave with the necessary tools and resources to disrupt the cycles of discrimination and exploitation that limit the progress and development of the Caribbean and its people.

Webinar attendance is free, register today!