Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Social Movements, City Politics and Citizenship in Dangerous Times: A "Roda de Conversa" with Salvador (Brazil) City Councilman Sílvio Humberto (PSB)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

Sílvio Humberto is in his second term as City Councilman in Salvador, capital of Bahia State. Having served as Leader of the Opposition in the House and president of the City Commission on Education, Culture, Sports and Leisure, he now chairs the Culture Committee. A longtime activist in Afro-Brazilian social movements, he is one of the founders of the Steve Biko Cultural Institute, an institution of civil society responsible for bringing hundreds of black and socially vulnerable young people to university. Sílvio Humberto holds a Ph.D. in Economics, and continues to lecture at the University of Feira de Santana. The conversation will be facilitated by Professor Geri Augusto (Africana Studies & Watson Institute).

This activity is part of the Brazil Initiative’s homage to slain Rio de Janeiro City Councilwoman Marielle Franco.

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