Past Event

1st Black Brazilian Women Intellectuals International Conference: 3

November 11, 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 19, 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 that expand the decolonization power of the African diaspora. However, his 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, affections, bodies and practices, making the Quilombo  a real practice until today.


III - Black Women and Brazilian Politics.
November 11th, 2021. 5 pm - 7:00 pm ET

Institutional politics has been one of the main forces that deter the inclusion, representation and participation of black women in political life, as the vast majority of Brazilian elected representatives are white men. However, black women have been paving paths to expand the meanings and practices of politics within and beyond the State. This panel will scrutinize Black women's leadership in decolonizing politics.


  • Vilma Reis (Coalizão Negra por Direitos; sociologist)
  • Érica Malunguinho (São Paulo State Representative; the first transsexual Black woman elected in Brazil)
  • Dora Silva Santana (Professor at CUNY/Kilomba Collective)

Facilitator: Juliana Maia (M.A in Sociology and Law/Kilomba Collective)

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