The CCC Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network has created an info-sheet on the International decade for People of African Descent. Learn more about the decade and ideas to assist churches with recognizing the Decade in their congregations and communities. “This Decade, which spans from 2015 to 2024, is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions people of African descent have made to Canadian society. It also provides a framework for recognition, justice, and development to fight racism, discrimination, and the ongoing inequalities that Canadians of African descent face,”
About the Decade: The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.” In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.