Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the U.S.


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Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas:
Power and Struggle in Brazil and the U.S.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: Sessions 9:00 am - 7:00 pm | Multiple locations

 Director Camila De Moraes speaks

Director of O Caso do Homem Errado, Camila de Moraes (right), participates in a Q&A moderated by Maria-Fátima Santos. (Photo courtesy of ABSV.)

At a pivotal historical moment, this symposium will bring further attention to anti-black state violence in the Americas. Scholars, activists, and organizers from Brazil and the United States – the two countries with the largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa – will participate in transnational dialogue, learning and coalitions. This symposium will engage with the power and challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through political action and scholarship from three vantage points: the historical foundations of Black struggle, today's socio-cultural and democratic political contexts, and future pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence.   

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (HIFIS), Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, Antonio Gramsci Fund, Global Black Feminisms Project, Department of Sociology, Office of the Dean of Graduate School of Education, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Latinx Research Center, HIFIS Diversity and Democracy Cluster, Institute for Governmental Studies, Institute for International Studies, Center for Social Change (ISSI), Department of Comparative Literature, Department of African American Studies, American Cultures Center, and Center for Race & Gender.

Wednesday–Friday, February 20-22, 2019
Campus sites, UC Berkeley

For locations, conference schedule, and to register, please see the event on Eventbrite.

Djamila Ribeiro on day 2

Djamila Ribeiro (right) of the Movimento de Feministas Negras on day two of the Symposium. (Photo courtesy of ABSV.)

Henrique Gomes and the panel on day 3

Panel speakers (from left) Darlene A. Hall, PhD, Henrique Gomes of Favela Maré, and Professor Mascarenhas converse with moderator Jessica F. Compton. (Photo courtesy of ABSV.)

Image for Berkeley's 2019 AntiBliack Violence Symposium.