Racial discrimination panel discussion insights 21 march event

Film Festival : The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Read more about the film festival here.

Welcome to the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2021

Every year we unite movies with human rights through panel discussions with international experts. During 2021, we will have an all-year around film festival with focus on the international United Nations (UN) days. The festival is organised by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Kino in Lund, Sweden and supported by Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, Lunds Kommun and Folkets Bio.  

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

We are proud to present you the second event of this 2021 Edition of the Film Festival. This day will be dedicated to the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Throughout 2020, numerous events have demonstrated the need to continue to work against racial discrimination. If the United States are often mentioned when it comes to this issue, European countries, including Sweden, also have to address racial discrimination on their own territories.

On March 21st,  the Institute will host a panel discussion in the light of the 2016 film “Stay Woke : the Black Lives Matter Movement Documentary”. You will have the opportunity to hear experts comparing racial discrimination issues in both Sweden and the US. For a full experience, we encourage you to watch the documentary at 17.00, before the panel disscusion!

Join the panel discussion here!

About the movie

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement is a 2016 American television documentary film. It stars Jesse Williams about the Black Lives Matter movement and describes the events that led to its uprising. The phrase “stay woke” refers to a continuing awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice. It came to widespread use as a result of Black Lives Matter. The “Stay Woke” documentary  offers a deeper understanding of how the movement was created and what are its means of action.

About the panel discussion

The panel discussion will take place online, at 17.45.  Join the event to attend it!

Irene Molina is a Professor in Human Geography at Uppsala University but currently residing in the US. She is also a researcher at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism of Uppsala University. Irene is the author of many books and publications on racism, discrimination, gender and intersectionnality.





Aysha Jones is the founder of Black Lives Matter Sweden and a disruptor in the fashion and beauty industry. She is the CEO of By Aysha Jones, awarded for both her entrepreneurship and activism and blogger at one of Sweden’s largest magazines. Aysha lectures on issues regarding discrimination, antiracism and improving CSR by diversity. She is also speaking on issues regarding antiracism on some of Sweden’s biggest media outlets where she’s often invited as a expert commentator.

Photographer: Daniel Stigefelt


Morten Kjaerum - Moderator of the panelMorten Kjaerum is the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and was a member (2002-2008) of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and its follow-up rapporteur from 2006-08. He is currently also Chair of The Board of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles.





The event is sponsored by Lund municipality, Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn and Film i Skåne.

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