The first but long-awaited seminar on anti-racist work was held in July 2020. Despite the particular conditions – an online seminar being able to meet only for a limited number of hours per day – there was a very positive balance sheet in terms of participation and content. There were 40-60 participants in this 4 day seminar. Participants were from Latin America, United States, Europe and South and South East Asia
One theme that came up in the discussions repeatedly were the diverse manifestations of racism and racist ideologies (biological or cultural, environmental, violence against and exclusion of refugees and immigrants, caste-discrimination and communalism in India...). Another theme was of course the pandemic which has led to increasing poverty, pay cuts, cuts in social security etc.