Race in Brazil & What the Future Holds
Racism: an unfortunately common theme throughout the Americas-- which also serves as the bulk of the African diaspora. But what does this hideous reality look like in the 5th largest nation in the world, where over 50% of its population are of African descent? Poverty, crime, and the lack of opportunities are an ever-present specter to the progression of Black life in the South American giant. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Visiting Professor Gladys Mitchell-Walthour tackles those issues during her talk at the Global Brazil 2017 Conference. Her presentation was entitled, "The Increasing Saliency of Race in Brazil and What the Future Holds."
The Global Brazil Lab aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences by including students in research focused on Brazilian arts, social movements, and natural environment.