Caribbean Studies at New College Presents

Marielle Franco: Honour, Memory and Justice – A Conversation with Tamiris Pereria Rizzo

Friday March 13, 2020. 2-4pm
Sidney Smith Hall Room 1085, 100 St. George St. 

Join us for a conversation with Afro-Brazilian activist and scholar, Tamiris Pereria Rizzo. Tamiris is an organizer with the 21 Days Against Racism Campaign, which is an international movement that seeks to highlight the ongoing oppression of Brazilians of African descent. In this talk, Tamiris will be speaking about the legacy of Marielle Franco, and the ongoing struggle for justice. Franco was an Afro-Brazilian, gay, feminist politician whose killing at the hands of state forces has become a flashpoint for the deeply divided country. 

This event is open to the public. 

Poster for Marielle Franco event


Tamiris Pereira Rizzo

Is a teacher, holds a Masters in Public Health (UNIFESP) and is a PhD student at the Science and Health Education Program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Instituto NUTES-UFRJ). Currently, she is a visiting scholar at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, interested in the areas of activist research, ethnic studies and critical pedagogy. Tamiris is the founder of the Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Studies Center of the University City of Macaé, state of Rio de Janeiro-Brasil (NEABI-Macaé), a member of Black Collectives Commission at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is an organizer with the 21 Days of Activism against racism campaign. 

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Date: March 13th, 2020
Start Time: 2:00pm
End Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Kevin Edmonds