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Black Counterpublics and the New Paradoxes of Anti-racist Struggles in Brazil

Rúrion Melo


The emergence of black counterpublics have shed light on new aspects of the anti-racist struggle in Brazil in comparison with institutional achievements of recent decades against racial prejudice, institutional exclusion and socioeconomic inequalities. In his lecture, Rúrion Melo (USP / CEBRAP / Mecila) analyzes the reasons why anti-racist struggles outside the State, which are socially self-organized, erupted shortly after a period of institutional achievements by the Brazilian black movement. What are the everyday experiences, social practices, and forms of self-organization that characterize the new political cultures of black counterpublics. And how would an intersectional perspective on social oppression and forms of political resistance can help to understand the new paradoxes of anti-racist struggles in Brazil?

The lecture is part of the Lecture Series "Diversity/Medialities" organized by Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut and Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (financed by BMBF)

Protesters outside the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct
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Termin und Ort

Dienstag, 28.5.2024
18.00 h
Konferenzraum und via Webex


Englisch / English


Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America

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