Seminar | “State and Black Movements (1980-2010): Cooperation, Contest, or Autonomy?”

A presentation by Dr. Fernanda Barros dos Santos, Adjunct Professor at The Center for Public Policy on Human Rights Suely Souza de Almeida at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

March 29th, 2019
12:30-1:30 pm
Mitchell Hall 206


This research aims to examine the interaction between state and black social movements in Brazil (1980-2010). In this sense, the study focuses on the heterogeneity and dynamics of the black militants, as well as on the rhetoric directed by the presidents: José Sarney (1985- 1990), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003) and Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (2003- 2010) concerning the racial issue. In addition, it aims to analyze the main racial cut-off institutions created under the initiative of the Executive Power, namely: Palmares Cultural Foundation (1988) and the Secretary for Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality Seppir (2003).