According to rapporteur García, more detailed and truthful information on Afro peoples is needed to have an effective impact on political processes.
High expectations and new commitments to the struggle of Afro peoples
He successfully concluded on the first day of the Fourth International Colloquium of Afro-descendants, under the slogan "Weaving our actions and thoughts from Afro diversity", in which 16 speakers, through four thematic tables, analyzed the current advances and challenges of Afro communities, as well as the new commitments they make following this momentous event.
Each of these spaces, whose international resonance allowed us to glimpse the strength of the unity of the Afro-descendant people towards the search for substantial changes to the realities that live in their countries, also featured cultural revitalizations through dances, recitals, remembrances and academic exchanges.
Thematic table rapporteurship
To close, the rapporteurship of the topics addressed was carried out by Silvia García, an international consultancy, who in her presentation urged the participants of the colloquium to join a commitment that would involve including more information in the instances of governments of the countries, on Afro-descendant populations.
"More information is needed, it turns out that most of our countries do not have reliable, truthful and public information from the Afro-descendant population. That is why we do not know how many Afro populations live, their level of poverty, destitution, habitability, education, etc."
"This should be a commitment of all of us and our organizations to fight and fight for our governments to incorporate the respective questions into the censuses and household surveys," Garcia concluded.