Resistance & Democracy on the Ground: Black Women’s Struggles against State Violence from Brazil to ChicagoMore info
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. Presented by the Human Rights Lab, School of Social Service Administration, 3CT, CSRPC, CSGS, and CLAS.
Débora Maria da Silva - Mães de Maio (Mothers of May), and Global Network of Mothers in Resistance
Rute Fiuza - Mães de Maio do Nordeste (Mothers of May of Northeastern Brazil) and Global Network of Mothers in Resistance
Railda Silva - Amparar (Association of friends and family members of incarcerated persons) and Global Network of Mothers in Resistance
Dorothy Holmes - Ronnieman Foundation (Chicago) and Global Network of Mothers in Resistance
Monica Cosby - Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration and Westside Justice Center