The 33 rd Annual IBWC Conference theme, “Treading Muddy Waters: Reclaiming Social Justice”, continues the focus on the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024.
The cultural, economic and political struggle of people of African ancestry – whether living in the United States, Africa, South America or the Caribbean, has always been about the struggle for social justice. Nothing has changed. We turn our attention to the ongoing events of 2017.
Social, political and economic progress made over four hundred years of struggle, hard work and sacrifice is being dismantled. The 33 rd annual conference gives us an opportunity to critically examine where we are, and identify strategies that can be implemented to improve the well-being of people of African ancestry as we tread muddy waters.
IBWC seeks to develop ways that we can collectively build a world based on social, economic and political justice. It is imperative that we continue to build on the struggles and sacrifices of our ancestors whose goal was to bring into existence a new reality and right the scale of justice.