Washington, DC, USA: Afro-Brazilian Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about the status and struggle of Afro-Brazilians for equality will be held at Sankofa cafe and bookstore, right around the corner from FICA-DC. Looks very informative.
A panel of black Brazilians leaders and activists discuss the status and struggle of Afro-Brazilians for equality.

They will discuss the work they are doing in Brazil with Afro-Brazilian communities and the resistance of Afro-Brazilians to racism, poverty, police homicides and other issues. The panel also will discuss potential alliances between Afro-Brazilians and African Americans.

The panel will include:
Ms. Luiza Bairros (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)
A long-standing national leader of the black movement, Ms. Bairros has been active with the Unified Black Movement since the late 1970s eventually becoming the chair. She was also active in organizing black Brazilian participation in the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism. She is currently the Secretary to Promote Racial and Gender Equality in the State of Bahia.

Dr. Sueli Carneiro (São Paulo, Brazil)
Dr. Carneiro is the director and founder of Geledes (Institute of Black Women), Brazil's leading black women's organization. Geledes has been a leader in fighting for women's rights, human rights, against police brutality and murder, and justice for workers. She also created the Rappers Project, promoting youth activism and leadership development through hip hop.

Elias de Oliveira Sampaio (Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil)
An economist, Dr. Sampaio is President of the Data Processing Company of the
State of Bahia (PRODEB) and is also a licensed economist of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. He has studied and been active around economic issues confronting Afro-Brazilians. He has also been consultant for the Brazilian government's International Development Department Program Against Institutional Racism.

Presented by: Levantamos and US Civil Society Committee of the US Brazil Joint Action Plan for the Elimination of Racism JAPER

Free and open to the public

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station
Enjoy. Thanks to Syvlia for the link.