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.
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
"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)
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.