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Danny Glover and James Early Meet with Afro-Ecuadorian Legislators

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Categories: Activism, Environment

Posted: Nov 06, 2013 – 01:26 PM EST


QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 06 /CSRwire/ - Danny Glover, Chair of the TransAfrica Forum, actor-environmental activist and James Early, Director Cultural Heritage Policy Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage meet with Afro-Ecuadorian Assembly representatives Wednesday, November 6, to discuss national Ecuadorian and Continental Afro-Descendant communities and national and regional projects to advance public policy principles of participatory cultural democracy to combat racial and cultural discrimination and social marginalization, and to foster full-citizenship involvement in all life defining material and spiritual well-being policies of governance in Ecuador and throughout the hemisphere, with special focus on Afro-Descendants as protagonist in the regional integration of Latin America and the Caribbean. Topical discussions will include implementation of polices from the U.N. World Conference of Racism and Other Forms of Discrimination held in South Africa in 2001, the Regional Articulation of Afro Descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARAC), the V Encuentro of Afro Descendants and Revolutionary Transformation held in Caracas in 2011,  and the U.D. Declaration of the Decade of Afro-Descendants—topics mentioned in brief exchange between Mr. Glover and the Vice President and Mr. Glover and Mr. Early at a luncheon with Minister of the Communications.

Mr. Glover and James Early will also meet with the Minister of Culture to discuss implications and potential continental collaboration with what they describe as Ecuador’s “progressive participatory-democracy cultural heritage policy which fosters cultural self-expression of the imagination and creativity of individual citizens and cultural-specific communities for the ethical, spiritual, and material development of the nation and global humanity.

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