Social Justice in Brazil: Perspectives After the Impeachment

S020 Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Jean Wyllys is an Afro-Brazilian, openly gay Federal Congressman from the state of Rio de Janeiro, representing the Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL). Wyllys has a history of involvement in movements for social justice in Brazil, first as a youth activist in the progressive wing of the Brazilian Catholic Church and later as a partner of the LBGT, Black and Women’s movements in Brazil. As a Federal Congressman, he is one of the most visible national figures in the fight against homophobia, intolerance and religious fundamentalism, the discrimination against Afro-Brazilian religions, slave labor, the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, and violence against women. Jean Wyllys’ visit to the U.S. is sponsored by the Brazilian Initiative at Brown University.

This event is sponsored by the Harvard History Graduate Student Association and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.



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