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Brazil, Colombia, Haiti

Colombian Studies Group
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Dear friends,

We would like to invite you the conference “Brazil, Colombia, Haiti: Resistance and Solidarity in Times of Repression” that will take place next Tuesday April 10th at 6:30 pm at The CUNY Graduate Center:

Date: Tuesday, April 10th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Room 5409
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
(Between 34th and 35th Street)

As several countries in Latin America face a new wave of conservative politics and repression, this event will bring together activists from Brazil, Colombia and Haiti to discuss the current context in these countries, human rights violations against resistance movements and how to build international solidarity.

The event will represent a tribute to Marielle Franco, city councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro and human rights defender, assassinated on March 14.

"Eu sou porque nós somos” (“I am because we are”) - Marielle Franco


Douglas Belchior is a Historian, teacher and Founder of the Black organization UNEAFRO-Brasil. Douglas is a writer of the Blog Negro Belchior in CartaCapital.

Angela Arias, Doctoral Student at New York University and member of the Movement for Peace in Colombia.

Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and The Caribbean, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

We hope you can join us and please feel free to spread the word.