Black Lives Matter protests in reaction to yet another killing of a Black man by the police erupted in the USA in June 2020 and soon rippled across the world. Despite the pandemic, people protested in solidarity with Black Americans, and because the killing of George Floyd and the systemic racism that it revealed resonated at home; such was the case in Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In Belgium and the UK, protests offered an opportunity for people to reflect on and come to terms with their country’s colonial past. In Japan, people protested against discrimination against migrant workers. In Nigeria, worldwide anger at police brutality found its counterpart in the EndSARS protests.
This event brought together civil society activists from several countries to share their experiences of mobilisation against racism and their reflections regarding tactics, impacts and perspectives.