Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history. 

 
Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were addressed by Swedish member of parliament Malcolm Momodou Jallow
 
The parade was a part of the anniversary of Sweden’s abolition of slave trade in 1847 also saw the holding of a memorial conference in the city on October 5.  

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Held under the theme, The legacy of Slave Trade – Voices of today’s Afro-Swedes, speakers address issues like the rights of children, the effects of Afrophobia and discrimination on mental health and well-being, Afrophobia on the job market, among others.
 
Speakers included Swedish Member of Parliament Malcolm Momodou Jallow, Kitimbwa Sabuni, Michaela Moua, Leandro Schclarek Mulinari and Sara Duarte.

 

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