Turn Up the Afro
Purpose of the Project:
A virtual festival in celebration of the International Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture that was organized along with the government of Costa Rica and UNESCO.
A network to recover erased contributions, push for government commitments for Afro populations, and imagine a more inclusive, more Afro future.
Turn Up the Afro began as a virtual festival in commemoration of the second annual International Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture, on January 24, 2021, organized by the government of Costa Rica and UNESCO San José in alliance with Impacto Digital.
More than 200 civil society organizations, academics, government representatives, and international agencies united around Turn Up the Afro in defense of the Afro-descendant culture in Latin America. There is still much to do.
In Latin America, there is structural and systemic marginalization of Afro-descendant populations that results in discrimination, inequality, and insecurity in their living conditions.
A space for visibility and a network that unites organizations for the recovery of the cultural contributions made by Afro-descendants that have been erased from history, that pushes for government commitments to improve their living conditions, and that allows us to imagine a more inclusive, more Afro future.
Virtual festival in celebration of the International Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture on January 24, 2021, and the convening of a network of more than 200 organizations in the region to better understand the continent’s Afro populations as well as to produce a collective action of visibility.
An audiovisual production of more than 2 hours that compiles African and Afro-descendant cultural expressions from all over the continent and a network of Turn Up the Afro alliances.
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