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Launch of UN booklet on Women of African Descent human rights challenges and achievements

April 2, 2018

By Zakiya Carr Johnson*

On March 8, 2018, I participated in an expert panel organized at the United Nations Library to commemorate both the International Decade for people of African Descent and International Women’s Day. The event, “Be In Her Shoes” featured the launch of a new OHCHR publication...

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Lutas Vívidas

April 2, 2018

Por Daise Rosas da Natividade*

Uma mulher, negra, cientista política, moradora de favela, ciente e consciente das agruras das minorias chamada Marielle, teve a vida ceifada por questões políticas. Forjada na estrutura social de espaços onde o respeito ocorre entre as pessoas de sua comunidade, nas relações sociais entre vizinhos e o desrespeito aflora daqueles considerados de fora, Marielle rompeu os espaços considerados...

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O país de Marielle Franco (1978-2018)

April 2, 2018

 

Por Flavia Rios*

Parlamentar, Socióloga e defensora dos Direitos Humanos, Marielle Franco foi brutalmente assassinada no dia 14 de março de 2018 ao lado de seu motorista Anderson Gomes no Rio de Janeiro. Considerada uma execução política por muitos analistas, a interrupção da vida de Marielle Franco reacende o debate sobre as profundezas das múltiplas dimensões da violência no Brasil, fortemente entrelaçadas às suas abismais desigualdades raciais e de gênero, expressas também em segregação territorial.   Seu...

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Afro-Latin American Archaeology Interest Group has been created

November 20, 2017

This Interest Group seeks to transcend boundaries in archaeological practice and knowledge inhibited by colonial jurisdictions and contemporary nation-states by 

  • Promoting international research and collaboration
  • Disseminating critical resources and publications to professionals and the general public in diverse and appropriate ways

Learn more about how to become a member (for free) and other services in the attached flyer. 

Afro-Latin American Archaeology Workshop advances Afro-Latin American Studies

September 20, 2017

The Afro-Latin American Archaeology Workshop: Enhancing a Creative Community for Anthropological Inquiry took place on September 15 and 16, 2017 at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center. Twenty participants from Latin America and United States had the chance to discuss their current research on Afro-Latin American Archaeology and lay a basis for future collaboration. The regions represented by the participants' research interests covered Southern Cone, Andean Region, Central America, Mexico, Brazil, and The Caribbean. Find...

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