Black Caucus 2023: ENAR Calls for Bridging the Transatlantic Gap on Racial Justice
September 20-24, Washington, D.C. – At the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), ENAR Director for Policy and Advocacy, Ojeaku Nwabuzo, advocated for a Joint EU-US Action Plan.
The annual conference is organised by the Congressional Black Caucus, led by African-American members of the U.S. Congress. It is a powerful global platform bringing together political leaders, policy shapers, and influential civil society voices that shape the future, not only for African Americans but for the entire global Black community. This year’s event welcomed U.S. Vice President Harris, along with an assembly of influential U.S. Representatives and European Parliament members (MEPs).
ENAR calls for joint transatlantic dialogue and action
Participating in several discussions, ENAR’s Director for Policy and Advocacy, Ojeaku Nwabuzo ensured the voice of the European anti-racism movement is echoed in the shared transatlantic strategy. Transatlantic collaboration is becoming instrumental in the global fight against racial discrimination at the heart of ENAR’s mission. Often, European leaders tend to minimise and even outright deny racial issues, while the U.S. engages more openly in conversations about race. Such global dialogue can serve as a powerful instrument in urging European leaders to advance our own anti-racism policies.
At the Congressional Black Caucus, ENAR advocated for:
- The declaration on transatlantic cooperation in the field of racial justice, drafted by the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI), including the creation of a Joint EU-US Action Plan.
- The reconnection and recommitment to global partnerships, and the recognition that the rise of the extreme right is a concern we share globally.