Washington DC, March 10, 2022 – The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race & Equality) and The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) cordially invite you to the following event: “Protecting the Rights of Afro and Traditional Quilombola Brazilians: A Conversation Led by the Collective of Black Entities of Brazil”.
Over the past decade, the crisis of police violence in Brazil against Afro and traditional Quilombola Brazilians has exacerbated exponentially. It is a known statistic that a Black Brazilian youth dies every 23 minutes in the country, yet there has been no accountability on behalf of the state. Likewise, the lives of traditionally Black peoples, like the Quilombola communities and those of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé, continue to be threatened daily, and the state has again lacked in enforcing accountability and protecting the rights of these communities. The Collective of Black Entities (CEN), a national entity of the Brazilian Black movement, has initiated several programs to bring media attention to the crisis and support Black Brazilians who have been wrongfully incarcerated. The CEN was founded in 2003 in Bahia, the capital of Salvador, and is present today in seventeen Brazilian states and three Latin American countries.
Join us for an event on Monday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m. with Marcos Rezende and Yuri Silva, who will discuss the state of police violence against Black Brazilians and the struggle to guarantee the rights of these marginalized communities.
Monday, March 14, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
In-person event at Race and Equality’s DC Office:
1620 Eye (I) St, NW, Suite 925
Washington, D.C., 20006
RSVP for in-person attendance by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will also be live streamed through Zoom: Register on Zoom
Simultaneous interpretation from Portuguese to English will be available.
Marcos Rezende – Founder Collective of Black Entities
Yuri Silva – National Coordinator Collective of Black Entities
Moderator: Nathaly Calixto – Race and Equality Brazil Program Officer