Like in the United States, police violence against people of color is pervasive in Brazil, the country with the world’s second-largest Black population. This interdisciplinary panel of scholars from Brazil and the U.S. will trace the history of Black Brazilian mobilization against state-sanctioned violence; compare police violence against people of color in Brazil, the U.S., and South Africa; and examine the particular impacts of police violence on Black LGBTQ+ Brazilians.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Alvaro Nascimento, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro
Waleska Miguel Batista, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Watufani Poe, Brown University
Moderator: Ugo Edu, Department of African American Studies
Organized by the Latin American Institute and Center for Brazilian Studies, and co-sponsored by History, Public Policy, and Spanish and Portuguese