• Date and time: Saturday 12 June 2021, 2pm
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Event details

Brazil Forum UK is an annual event that aims to create a bridge between Brazil and the United Kingdom. It provides a platform for debates about the main topics being discussed throughout the year, whether in human rights, politics, economics, health, culture and many other fields.The event is organised by Brazilians who do their masters, doctorates and post-doctorates in UK universities.

In 2021, we have a singular objective: to amplify the voices that have long been heard in their own communities. That's why this year we'll be bringing in indigenous peoples, black people, women, LGBTQIA+ and all the identities we believe are necessary to build the future. Because as we say: The future starts in the present.

The event will be in Portuguese with simultaneous translation to English. Speakers include Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso, former Environment Minister and winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award, Marina Silva, and Second Vice-President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Flávia Piovesan. It also includes grassroots human rights defenders, such as Samara Pataxó, from Brazil's Indigenous People Articulation (APIB), Débora Maria da Silva, from the Mães de Maio movement against police brutality, and Anielle Franco, president of the Marielle Franco Institute.

Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice

  • 7 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Traditional Peoples and Human Rights in Brazil: which future do we want?

  • 7 June - 5pm BR / 9pm UK

Digital Transformation and Brazil: where are we, and who is part/can access process?

  • 8 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Pandemic and income in Brazil: possible pathways

  • 8 June - 15pm BR / 9pm UK

Gender violence: a Brazilian pattern?

  • 9 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Violence against the black population of Brazil: racism and the national wound

  • 9 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Pandemic, infodemic, conspiracy theories and vaccination: impact on Brazilian minorities

  • 10 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Socioenvironmental Sustainability: the ethnoknowledge of the Amazonian peoples

  • 10 June - 5pm BR / 9pm UK

New pathways for Brazilian politics: minority representatives elected

  • 11 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

The role of cultural manifestations in social transformation

  • 11 June - 5pm BR / 9pm UK

Divided society: the country that kills the most LGBTQIA+ and produces most queer celebrities

  • 12 June - 2pm BR / 6pm UK

Education and social inequality in Brazil

  • 12 June - 5pm BR / 9pm UK

Find out more information and view the complete schedule, including a list of the speakers

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