Democratic Participation and Social Movements in Brazil

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April 20, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Political Science

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago presents

Democratic Participation and Social Movements in Brazil

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

12:30–2:00pm CDT

Zoom webinar

Join us for a discussion on contemporary social movements, plural demands, and democratic politics in Brazil and beyond. We will bring together scholars focused on gender equality and reproductive rights, self-housing and urban mobility, conservative and authoritarian trends in social movements, and international networks of organized social action. The purpose is to discuss the role of social movements of different strains in the construction and expansion of Brazilian democracy, as well as the impact of institutional conceptions of democracy on the success of these movements' activism.

Guest speakers:
Debora Diniz, Universidade de Brasília / Brown University
Rafael Soares Gonçalves, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Yanilda González, Harvard University
Isabela Kalil, Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo

Part of the Outlook on Brazilian Democracy series, organized by CLAS and cosponsored by the Chicago Center on Democracy.

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Natalie Arsenault, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies

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