Brazilian Resistance to the Reactionary Wave Series

September 25, 2020

By Patricia Pinho (Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies) and Marina Segatti (PhD Student, Feminist Studies)

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"Casa das Pretas Marielle - 22/03/2018 - Rio de Janeiro" by midianinja is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

As Brazil faces the deepest political crisis of its recent history, marked by the election of a neo-
fascist president and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 150,000
Brazilians, two webinars in Fall 2020 will bring together scholars and activists engaged in
researching and resisting this complex political scenario: “Domestic Workers’ Resistance and the
COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil” on November 6 at 11 am, and “LGBTQ Resistance in Brazil:
From the Military Dictatorship to the Current Reactionary Wave” on December 4 at 1 pm. For
more information, contact Patricia Pinho (ppinho@ucsc.edu). This is a bilingual event (English-Portugese). Simultaneous translation will be provided.

 


Webinar 1 - Friday, November 6, 11 am: “Domestic Workers’ Resistance in Brazil”

Speakers:

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 Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of   Modena   and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and author of White Middle-Class Men in Brazil


 

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Cleide Pinto, President of the Domestic Worker’s Union of Nova Iguaçú, Director of the   National   Federation of Domestic Workers, and Organizer of the Campaign to Protect   Domestic Workers  from COVID-19.

 

 


Webinar 2 - Friday, December 4, 1 pm: “LGBTQ Resistance in Brazil: From the Military Dictatorship to the Current Reactionary Wave”

Speakers:

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 Lívia Perez, PhD candidate at the University of Sao Paulo, filmmaker, and director   of Lampião da   Esquina (2016) and Who Killed Eloa? (2015).

 

 

 

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 Camila Marins, Afro-Brazilian queer activist, journalist, and founder of the lesbian   publication Revista Brejeiras.

 

 

 

The Institute for Social Transformation’s Seed Grant Award is funding this webinar series.