Who represents me? Just 4% of actors in Brazilian cinema are Black women

Mainstream Brazilian cinema has a representation problem when it comes to its Black population. However, as Marry Ferreira discusses, young people who do not identify with what is presented on screen are forging their own independent projects which are rising against the hegemonic discourse The Brazil of the movie screens is a predominantly white country.  Research published… Read More

Feminism in the Favela

Two Generations of Afro-Brazilian Women Reflect on Changes by Zaneta Denny  In such a diverse population, can one interpretation of feminism prevail, or is it a case of divide and rule? For 30 years, Latin American and Caribbean women have gathered together for Encuentros to discuss feminist issues in the region. Last November 1,500 women… Read More

Campus Racism in Brazil – The Case of Stephanie Ribeiro

In May 2014, Stephanie Ribeiro, a scholarship student at the elite Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in Campinas (São Paulo), wrote about her experiences of racism at the University. With the help of her supporters, including Betty Martins and Sueli Feliziani, we republish Steph’s story. Campus racism in Brazil – some context Yasmin Gunaratnam and Sueli… Read More