Thu, April 24, 2008 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • JES A232
On April 24-25, 2008, the University of Texas at Austin's Center for African and African American Studies will host a symposium exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, and violence as they are experienced and perpetrated with relation to (and often extrapolating) the Brazilian nation-state. The symposium will bring together key Afro-Brazilian and United States intellectuals, activists, and artists to discuss the political challenges facing and possibilities for Black communities during the Lula administration and beyond. Speakers include former Minister for Racial Equality Matilde Ribeiro, acclaimed filmmaker Joel Zito Araujo, CRIOLA (Rio de Janeiro) director Lucia Xavier, and CEAFRO (Salvador) director Vilma Reis. Thursday afternoon's session will end with a screening of the latest film by Joel Zito Araújo (Denying Brazil, Daughters of the Wind), a documentary about sex workers in Brazil. On Friday, M. Jacqui Alexander and Joy James will provide points of reflection and dialogue at the final roundtable.
Sponsored by: Center for African and African American Studies