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Resistance and Democracy on the Ground: Black Women’s Struggles Against State Violence from Brazil to Chicago

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm

School of Social Service Administration

Brazil and the United States have both seen the rise of democratically elected leaders who campaigned on and delivered policies intended to increase police violence and mass incarceration, subvert democratic norms, and constrain the rights of marginalized communities. But both countries have also seen the emergence of important resistance movements led by black women who have been directly affected by racialized state violence and other exclusionary policies. Join us for a conversation about shared struggles and strategies of resistance and mobilization in Brazil and the United States, centering the work of black women to reclaim rights and transform democracy from the ground up.

Co-sponsored by the Pozen Center for Human Rights, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, UChicago School of Social Service Administration, Center for Latin American Studies, and 3CT Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory.