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)


"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 ( This is a bilingual event (English-Portugese). Simultaneous translation will be provided.


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





 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




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”



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





 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.