Past Event

1st Black Brazilian Women Intellectuals International Conference: 1

October 29, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1st Black Brazilian Women Intellectuals International Conference: Quilombo as Global Black Solidarity in the Past, Present and Future
October 29 - November 18, 2021
Virtual Platform

This event sheds light on the different generations of Black Brazilian women as producers of knowledge and agents of liberation. Despite intersectional oppressions, Black Brazilian women have a long and rich tradition in the national and international struggle against racism and sexism and for social justice. They forge innovative concepts of citizenship, democracy and rights, which expands the decolonizing reach of the African diaspora. However, this legacy remains invisible both in Brazil and abroad. In this event, we will highlight the various contributions of Black Brazilian women to the understanding and transformation of society through their knowledge, memories, affect, bodies and practices, making the Quilombo a real practice until today.


I - Quilombo, Africanity and Intellectual Black Women in Brazil
October 29, 2021, 6-8pm EST
The legacy of Lélia Gonzalez and Beatriz Nascimento and its
reverberations in the present will be discussed. Through the concept of "Amefricanidade", Lélia Gonzalez highlighted the Black and Indigenous experiences for the construction of Latin America despite the whitening project. Analyzing the Quilombo as a counter-hegemonic experience of Black solidarity, sociability, ecology, economy and spirituality, Beatriz Nascimento emphasizes a Black experience of freedom and peace that is still alive today. Black resistances and freedom are the notions that will guide this meeting.

  • Flávia Rios (Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense);
  • Bethania Nascimento (Curator of Beatriz Nascimento’s works);
  • Priscila Ferreira (Professor at Rutgers University/ Kilomba Collective)
  • Facilitator:  Andreza Jorge (PhD candidate at Virginia Tech/Kilomba Collective)

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