In Brazil, where most of the population identifies as Black or mixed race, systemic racism persists. A coalition of organizations believe that while schools perpetuate the problem, they can also spearhead its eradication. ActionAid, the Brazilian National Campaign on the Right to Education, CONAQ, UneAFRO Brasil, Geledés, Makira-E'ta, and Ação Educativa will work together to transform the Brazilian public school network into the world’s first anti-racist education system, harnessing youth, education and Black movements, and sparking a national healing process. Internationally, ActionAid and the University of Bristol’s Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education will mobilze a global network and promote racial equity as a priority in global education.
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Over the first year of the SETA project, we developed a variety of research and reports to inform project advocacy outreach, including a large report on Perceptions of Racism in Brazil (
As this was the first year of the project, we were primarily focused on building a foundation of public support, organizational buy-in, and government cooperation on recognizing the importance of anti-racism in education. We are especially focused on ensuring that project materials and communications are sourced from people, communities, and organizations with lived experience, and are designed and written in contextual, sensitive, and culturally-appropriate language and formats.
The reports and tools developed in Year 1 of the project will be used to provide context and support for subsequent work.