Thursday, October 6, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Afro-civil society in Brazil is engaged in several important political projects: first, challenging hierarchies of political exclusion; second constructing new forms of citizenship by claiming new rights; third, testing recently enacted antidiscrimination and affirmative action measures; fourth, struggling to reclaim land rights both rural and urban; and fifth, seeking to increase political participation and representation on the local, state, and federal levels. Using Salvador as a case study, this talk spotlights and amplifies the democratic challenges and possibility of peoples of African descent in the Americas.
Co-sponsored by Africana Studies.