Wednesday, February 11, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street
In the late 1970s, residents of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas—neighborhoods of self-built housing on disputed property—mobilized to end the practice of favela eradication and to secure a place for themselves in the city. Their struggle helped bring Brazil’s military dictatorship to an end. The complex legacy of their movement continues to shape life in the Marvelous City.
Co-sponsored by Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.