LAS will be beginning our Spring 2017 Lecture Series with a presentation by Dr. Antonio Bacelar da Silva.
"At the core of Brazilian lore is the notion of Brasilidade (Brazilian-ness), the idea that all Brazilians are a blend of African, European, and Indigenous peoples and that there are no racial divisions or distinct racial identities in Brazil. As Brazil takes on a fierce national debate on the anti-discriminatory measures, Brazilians’ commitment to Brasilidade has proved durable. Based on ethnographic fieldwork (2009-2010, 2014-present) with black community organizers in the city of Salvador, Bahia, I explore the boundaries, the limits, and possibilities of black activists’ stated goals of embracing racial differences."
The lecture series will take place every other Friday from 1-2pm in Chavez Rm 105.