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


February 20, 2019

Event Description

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.