Activity: Participating in or organising event(s) › Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etc › Research
On 14 June 2019, the Symposium entitled “Brazil: Resistances to the Far-Right” was held at Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Guest speakers included Jean Wyllys, the openly gay Brazilian human rights activist and congressman of PSOL (Socialism and Freedom Party), who is now in exile; who joined Brazilian and British scholars to debate the current socio-political state of affairs in Brazil and strategies of resistance.
The short documentary "I Will Not Be Interrupted" about Marielle Franco, directed by Débora McDowell and Jamille Dias, was screened for the first time in the UK, followed by a Q&A session with Jamille Dias. The documentary follows the family, friends and former advisors of the councilwoman Marielle Franco, a year after her assassination in Rio de Janeiro, through the grief and activism of the women around her, tracing Marielle’s legacy as a source of inspiration for Black and LGBT communities in Brazil and globally.
The symposium was both in English and Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation.