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Rio hosts the 2024 International Diaspora Festival to discuss public policies to combat racism

Starting this Thursday (22/02), Rio will host the 2024 Diaspora Festival, which will bring together more than 200 participants from North American and Rio de Janeiro cities. Among the guests are five mayors from the United States and also representatives from 20 municipalities in the state of Rio, signatories of the Pact to Combat Racism and members of the Global Network of Anti-Racist Cities, chaired by the Rio City Council.

The event, which will discuss public policies to combat racism and promote racial equality in the Americas, will be at the Sheraton Hotel and has the support of the City Hall, through the coordinators of the Promotion of Racial Equality and Special of International Relations and Cooperation. The closing will take place on Sunday (25/02), at Palácio da Cidade.

On Friday (23/02), the City Hall will participate in the festival in two moments, with the presentation of the theme “Public policies in the fight against racism” and in the panel “Making politics work in the Americas”, which features the Secretariat for the Promotion of Women.

The festival's missions are to promote gender equality and female empowerment, inclusive and sustainable economic development and the bringing together of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The event also includes awards for innovative projects aimed at transforming diasporic communities.

Credits: City Hall

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