The Minister of Racial Equality, Anielle Franco, surprised positively by announcing, in an exclusive meeting with black media, that he will make the national announcement of Black Awareness Day. Scheduled to air on open TV on Sunday, the 19th, the speech will take place in the place of the president of the republic, demonstrating a significant gesture of rapprochement between the Ministry of Racial Equality and black media.
This initiative reflects the government's commitment to combating racism, bringing the debate on Black Consciousness to the center of institutional communication. Anielle highlights the importance of this initial step, which highlights the ministerial interest in listening to demands for more inclusive and less stereotypical communication.
After President Lula signs the decree, the Interministerial Working Group (GTI) will have 90 days to prepare the “Public Administration Anti-Racist Communication Plan”. With representatives from the Ministry of Racial Equality and the Secretariat of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, the GTI will seek to include experts and representatives of civil society in its discussions.
Anielle Franco and Paulo Pimenta will be responsible for ensuring the participation of women and black people in GTI activities. In addition to preparing the plan, the GTI proposes strategies to strengthen black media, promote racial diversity in state advertising and dialogue with society and media outlets.
As initial actions, the government will hold the webinar 'Racism on the Internet' on November 29, integrating the work of the GTI. The event will bring together various sectors to discuss measures to protect victims of rights violations in digital communication services.