In 2016, Marielle Franco was elected to Rio de Janeiro’s City Council as a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party. She was a woman of African descent from a favela community who earned a master’s degree. She was a single mother in a committed relationship with another woman. Marielle worked for the welfare of LGBTQ and poor populations, including families of deceased police members. She was a feminist, a bridge-builder and a radical defender of human rights. She represented hopes of political renewal for countless Brazilians. On March 14, 2018, Marielle and her driver Anderson Gomes...
Repeats on the third Thursday of March until Thu Apr 25 2019 .
12:00pm to 1:30pm
104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room
The purpose of the group is to promote discussion on the idea of intersectionality both as a political concept originated from the debates within black feminism and as an analytical concept of growing interest and importance in the Social Sciences. The discussions will be based on the reading of texts by authors of feminist critical theory and contemporary social scientists.
The seminar will gather scholars interested in the study of slavery and race from transnational and comparative perspectives. Possible topics include:
1) Transatlantic networks of the slave trade. 2) Slavery and abolitionism in the Atlantic world. 3) Legal regimes: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. 4) Social and cultural legacies of slavery. 5) Biological legacies of slavery.
Date and location: Instituto de Historia del CSIC, Madrid, June 17-19, 2019. Languages: Spanish and English
Proposals and abstracts should be sent by March 1,...
This gathering seeks to promote the academic field of Afro-Latin American Studies by fostering a necessary dialogue among actors involved in the production and implementation of academic and race justice agendas in Latin America.