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Scholar offers talk about Brazilian crackdowns and feminist response

A visiting scholar from Brazil will offer a public lecture Nov. 3 about Brazilian socio-political issues and the political response of Black feminist organizations. Her talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series, created by Carole Boyce-Davies, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of  Africana Studies and Literatures in English.

The talk by Angela Figueiredo, a professor at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, is titled “Do Black Lives Matter in Brazil? Political Mobilization and Black Feminist Protagonism.” She will speak in person at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Room G22 of Goldwin Smith Hall and her talk will also be livestreamed on eCornell.

"Brazil, which has the largest African Diaspora population in the world, is not substantially represented in most institutional contexts including ours here at Cornell,” Boyce-Davies said. “Black women in Brazil have become noted for leading Black Movement activism which addressed the combined racial and gendered marginalizations that they have encountered historically into the present.”

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