LAS Spring 2017 Lecture Series: "The Black Struggle for Racial Justice in Brazil"


Fri, 01/27/2017 - 01:00

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.


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