Spring 2021 Brazil Initiative

CLACS has two days of virtual events for our Spring 2021 Brazil Initiative. The events were graciously put together by our colleagues at Marquette University, Dr. Michelle Medeiros (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and Dr. Jessica Rich (Political Science).
April 23, 2021
  • Workshop: Decolonial Methods and Practices to Promote Social Change (Professor Nadine Naber). 9am-12pm
  • Session I: Writing Anxiety in the Pandemic World (Moderators: Enaya Othman & Michelle Medeiros). 1pm-2pm
  • Session II: Arab Immigration in Brazil: Lessons on Integration & Cultural Assimilation (Moderator: Dr. Marcos Estrada). 2:15pm-3:15pm
May 7, 2021
  • Roundtable: The New Politics of Inclusion in Brazil: Gender, Race, the Environment, and Public Health under Bolsonaro (Moderator: Natasha Borges Sugiyama).12pm-1:30pm
    • Speakers:

      • Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee;
      • Jessica Rich, Associate Professor of Political Science, Marquette University;
      • Pedro dos Santos, Associate Professor of Political Science, The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University;
      • Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Science Dean’s Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
    • Following the 2018 election of Jair Bolsonaro, policies to protect the environment and empower marginalized groups have come under attack. With the spread of Covid-19, threats to social, political, and economic inclusion have only increased. What are the new challenges for social and human rights in Brazil? How is civil society responding to these threats?
To register for the May 7 roundtable: https://uwm-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeuprzosGtUHlP-WdTyvIx-J8ck6wcUG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting(s).
Participants are encouraged to attend any/all the events listed above, as your schedule allows. Please see the attached document for more details on the events. All of the times are listed in Central Time.