Virtual Lectures

The Digital Brazil Project’s virtual lectures feature Brazilian and Brazilianist scholars as well as community leaders based in Brazil. While the halt to international travel presents challenges, it also creates opportunities for new long-distance collaborations that highlight pressing issues.

 

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The Paulo Freire Lecture on Education and Social Transformation // Dr. Uju Anya

The works of Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire (Recife, 1921–1997) have had significant world impact in education, community development, and even community health. As a critical scholar-activist deeply committed to the work of humanization through conscientização —the development of a critical consciousness— Freire not only decried the role educational institutions often play in reproducing inequalities, but emphasized how education could instead be a tool of liberation.

 

Language and the Arts

January 28, 2021 

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"The Chicken Is a Being"

Claice Lispector's Echo-Poetics

A talk by Dr. Marília Librandi-Rocha, Princeton University

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 11:00am PST (English)

2:00pm PST (Portuguese)

Zoom Meeting ID: 873 7412 9805

 

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Past Events

"The Chicken is a Being": Clarice Lispector's Echo-Poetics, a lecture by Dr. Marília Librandi- Rocha

January 28, 2021

"'The Chicken is a Being': Clarice Lispector's Echo-Poetics" is a lecture delivered by Dr. Marília Librandi-Rocha on January 28, 2020. The event was organized by the Portuguese Program of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and sponsored by the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University.

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Race, Racism and Resistance in Latin America: Afro-Brazilians Struggle for Citizenship

November 18, 2020

Race, Racism and Resistance in Latin America is a three-part lecture series co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University. In the third event, Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, and Watufani Poe discuss the Afro-Brazilian struggle for citizenship, including the deadly challenges facing Black women in the political arena and how the Black LGBTQA+ movements in Brazil and the United States find possibilities for connecting through social media and activism.

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Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Climate Challenges and Territorial Protections

October 12, 2020

The second discussion panel in the three part series, Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Climate Challenges and Territorial Protection addresses the struggle for legal recognition of Indigenous lands and the impact of climate change the Amazon region in Brazil. The series is sponsored by the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies, Nature and Culture International, Projeto Bem Viver, and at San Diego State University the Department of American Indian Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: COVID-19 in Indigenous Amazonia

October 12, 2020

The third discussion panel in the three part series, Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: COVID-19 in Indigenous Amazonia addresses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the communities that live in the Amazon region in Brazil. The series is sponsored by the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies, Nature and Culture International, Projeto Bem Viver, and at San Diego State University the Department of American Indian Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Sineia do Vale

October 12, 2020

Sineia do Vale belongs to the Wapichana people. Graduated in Environmental Management, she has worked for almost three decades in the Environmental Department of the Indigenous Council of Roraima (CIR). Since 2011, she has led projects that follow the impacts of climate change on the lives of the indigenous peoples of Roraima.

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Marizete de Souza

October 12, 2020

Marizete de Souza Macuxi belongs to the Macuxi people and is the general coordinator of the indigenous women's movement in the Serras region, located in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land, in Roraima. Daughter of Jaci de Souza, an important leader of the Macuxi people in the fight for the demarcation of Raposa Serra do Sol, she has a degree in Indigenous Territorial Management and today works with federal deputy Joênia Wapichana, the first indigenous woman elected to Brazil's national congress.

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Telma Tuarepang

October 12, 2020

Telma Taurepang, of the Taurepang tribe, is the general coordinator of the União das Mulheres Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira (UMIAB). She was born in the Araça indigenous land and lives in the Mangueira Indigenous Community, located in the Amajarí region, in the Brazilian state of Roraima, where she maintains her ancestral roots and connections. Today she is also an Anthropology professor and academic.

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Mariazinha Baré (COIAB)

October 12, 2020

Mariazinha Baré is from the Baré People. She is an MBA student in project management at the Universidade Estadual do Amazonas and holds a masters in social anthropology from the Universidade Federal do Amazonas. She served as the coordinating secretary in the organization of Indigenous women of Amazonia, the União das Mulheres Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira. Today she is among the most prominent indigenous leaders in the Amazon and is currently a project manager for the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB).

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Policy and Politics for the Environment

October 5, 2020

The first discussion panel in the three part series, Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon: Policy and Politics for the Environment addresses deforestation, fires, and the policies that impact the Amazon region in Brazil. The series is sponsored by the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies, Nature and Culture International, Projeto Bem Viver, and at San Diego State University the Department of American Indian Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Q&A with Teddy Collatos and Carolina Monnerat // SDSU Brazilian Film Series

October 1, 2020

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed Carolina Monnerat and Teddy Collatos in September 2020 to discuss their feature-length documentary, Queen of Lapa. Queen of Lapa was the October 2020 film of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series. To watch our virtual film series, visit the Film Series page.

The Semiotics of Covid-19 Through the Eyes of a Clinician: Perspectives on the Pandemic in Brazil and the United States

September 30, 2020

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies is pleased to present as part of our Health Lecture Series "The Semiotics of COVID-19 through the Eyes of a Clinician: Perspectives from Brazil and the United States" by Carlos Alberto von Mühlen, MD, PhD. Dr. von Mühlen completed his Masters Degree at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, specializing in internal medicine and rheumatology and his PhD at the Rhineland-Westphalia Technical University in Aachen, Germany. Dr. von Mühlen has extensive experience in clinical medicine, focusing on rheumatology and autoimmune diseases.

Racism, Social Exclusion, and the Burden of Substance Use on Black Brazilians

September 28, 2020

This panel brought together three distinguished research scholars from Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - FIOCRUZ in Rio de Janeiro and Getúlio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo Brazil to discuss the historical and present day context of racism against persons of African heritage in Brazil, including the sociological construction of racism in Brazil and resulting social exclusion and inequalities; the use of the race/color indicators in epidemiological studies in Brazil; and the impact of substance use among socially-excluded communities in Brazil.

Our colleagues at the U.S. Network for Democracy in Brazil (USNDB) have launched a new series of interviews. Their "Dialogues for Democracy" feature speakers addressing social, political, and cultural issues that relate to the country's democracy.

Dialogues for Democracy with Douglas Belchoir

September 21, 2020

Douglas Belchior, activist, educator and founder of Uneafro speaks with the Network's Co-Coordinator Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Kat Cosby, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine.

Dialogues for Democracy with Maria Augusta Ramos

August 24, 2020

Maria Augusta Ramos, Brazilian filmmaker and director of 'The Process,' talks to Jeremy Lehnen, from Brown University, and Kathryn Sanchez of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dialogues for Democracy with Sonia Guajajara

August 3, 2020

Sonia Guajajara, politician, indigenous activist and executive director of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) talks to Tracy Devine Guzmán, Associate Professor at the University of Miami and Christian Poirier, Program Director at Amazon Watch.

Dialogues for Democracy with Jurema Werneck

July 20, 2020

Jurema Werneck, director of Amnesty International Brasil and co-founder of NGO Criola, sat with Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, from the University of Southern Florida and Juliana Goes from UMass Amherst.

Dialogues for Democracy with Jean Wyllys

July 2, 2020

This first episode is a conversation between Jean Wyllys, former Congressman and Harvard Scholar, and the Network's co-coordinators Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and James N. Green, professor of Modern Latin America History at Brown University.

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