Brazil: Resistances symposium – 14 June 2019

by | May 29, 2019 | Conferences | 0 comments

On the 14th June 2019, the Symposium entitled “Brazil: Resistances to the Far-Right” will be held at the Conference Room of the Graduate School, University of Manchester. Guest speakers include Jean Wyllys, the openly gay Brazilian human rights activist  and congressman of PSOL (Socialism and Freedom Party), who is now in exile; and Tereza Campello, Minister of State under the Lula and Dilma governments. They will join scholars and activists to debate the current socio-political state of affairs in Brazil and strategies of resistance.

The short documentary I Will Not Be Interrupted about Marielle Franco, directed by Débora McDowell and Jamille Dias, will be screened for the first time in the UK, followed by a Q&A session with Jamille Dias. The documentary follows the family, friends and former advisors of the councilwoman Marielle Franco, a year after her assassination in Rio de Janeiro, through the grief and activism of the women around her, tracing Marielle’s legacy as a source of inspiration for Black and LGBT communities in Brazil and globally.

The symposium will be in both English and Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation available.

Limited spaces available!

Please share with your networks and come along!


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