Defeating the Brazilian Trump? Democracy at Risk in Brazil's Upcoming Presidential Election
Liberatory Education, Hip Hop, and Anti-Racist Law and Politics is a collaboration between the Duke Brazil Inititative, NC Central University, IM/UFRRJ, and Mackenzie Presbyterian University.
Six Brazilian guests will visit Duke and NCCU for an exchange of experiences about higher education, community and cultural organizing, and legal and political battles against racism and for a democratization of wealth and opportunities. Our collaborators arrive this coming week at a dramatic moment in Brazilian history with a pending presidential election on October 2nd that seeks to oust the racist, homophobic, and sexist President Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian Trump, who rejects the legitimacy of his likely defeat.
Speakers: Alexander Fortes (IM/UFRRI), Gladys Mitchell-Walthour (NCCU), Silvio Almeida (Mackenzie/FGV), Dudu de Morro Agudo (UFF-RJ-Instituto Enraizados), Alvaro Nascimento (IM/UFRRI). Moderated by John French (Duke).