On March 14th, exactly a year after her assassination, the Brazil LAB organized a tribute to councilwoman and political activist Marielle Franco, known for defending women’s rights and black, LGBT+ and favela communities in Rio de Janeiro. “Black Feminisms across the Americas” started off with the screening of the documentary “I Will Not Be Interrupted,” by Débora McDowell and Jamille Pinheiro Dias. The powerful short film is based on testimonies from women who knew and worked with Marielle in the Maré community and beyond.
- Monday, May 20, 2019
- Monday, May 13, 2019
- Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
As part of the course Indigenous Brazil, headed by professor Marília Librandi (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Princeton undergraduate students created a website to celebrate and educate others about Brazil's indigenous peoples. The innovative website, also entitled Indigenous Brazil, compiles students' research on the history and culture of several indigenous groups, and is published in Portuguese.
- Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Brazil LAB associate Hendrik Lorenz, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, has led a wonderful workshop on Aristotle’s Categories in Princeton (January, 18-20 2019), bringing together philosophers from Brazil, Mexico and the United States. This critical reading event was part of an ongoing scholarly network that Lorenz heads in collaboration with scholars from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Universidade Panamericana (Mexico). The next workshop in the series will take place in São Paulo in January 2020.
- Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
On November 29th, the Brazil LAB hosted a discussion with Ondjaki, one of the most prominent names in the new generation of Angolan writers. He has published novels, short stories, poems and children's books.
- Friday, Nov 23, 2018
- Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
On November 15, the Brazil LAB hosted "A Sense of Brazil" as part of the International Education Week at Princeton. Brazilian artist and friend of the LAB, Marcelo Noah, entertained the crowd with a diverse array of Brazilian classics. The reception featured popular Brazilian treats such as coxinha, pastel and pão de queijo.
- Monday, Nov 19, 2018
On November 13th, the Brazil LAB hosted a discussion on the influence of religion--specifically the evangelical churches--and violence on Brazilian politics. The talk featured theologian, minister, and human rights activist Ronilso Pacheco and lawyer Juliana Victoriano, both from Rio de Janeiro. Raimundo Barreto, Assistant Professor of World Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary acted as discussant.
- Monday, Nov 12, 2018
- Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
On October 22, the Brazil LAB invited the award-winning filmmaker Maria Ramos to screen and discuss her newest documentary, The Trial (O Processo). The provocative film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment proceedings of President Dilma Roussef in 2016. Ramos' work captures the tense mood (both in the streets and behind closed doors in Brasilia) during one of the most significant events in Brazil's modern history.