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The creation of OJALA

On February 17, 2018, the meeting participants listed below decided to transform what had been until then the “International Working Group-Comparative Assessment of the Utility (or Lack Thereof) of ‘Multicultural Legal Instruments’ for Afrodescendants in Latin America” into a formally constituted group called: In Spanish: Observatorio de Justicia para Afrodescendientes en Latinoamérica (OJALA); In English: Institute of Justice for Afrodescendants in Latin America; In Portuguese: Observatório De Justiça Para Afrodescendentes na América Latina; using the abbreviation “OJALA” for all of its iterations in any language.

The participants in the February 17, 2018 meeting are the founding members of OJALA. On March 20, 2018, the founding members adopted OJALA's constitution.

From left to right: Jhon Antón Sanchéz, Jean Muteba Rahier, Alicia Saura, Dayana Rivas Brito, Gabriela Iturralde Nieto, Carlos Agudelo, Tanya Hernandez, Sofía Lara, Sara Busdiecker, Gianmarco Ferreira, Rebecca Igreja, Mariela Noles Cotito

(From left to right: Jhon Antón Sanchéz, Jean Muteba Rahier, Alicia Saura, Dayana Rivas Brito, Gabriela Iturralde Nieto, Carlos Agudelo, Tanya Hernandez, Sofía Lara, Sara Busdiecker, Gianmarco Ferreira, Rebecca Igreja, Mariela Noles Cotito)