DILMA ROUSSEFF: THE ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY & HUMAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL (4/14)
14th | 6:30pm Murphy
Institute 25 W. 43 Street,
18th Floor New York, NY
CUNY’s Murphy Institute is pleased to host a presentation by Dilma
Rousseff, former President of Brazil, co-organized with the Committee Defend
Democracy in Brazil/New York.
former president, Rousseff − impeached in August 2016 in what many have
called a “soft coup” based on what analysts almost universally have described
as minor and highly irregular charges − will discuss the attack on, and current
efforts to defend, democracy, labor rights, and social and economic justice in
whose young democracy was re-established in 1985 after 21 years of violent
military rule, has achieved huge growth in the recent years, lifting 45 million
people out of extreme poverty. Under the democratic leadership of the Workers’
Party, led initially by President Lula da Silva and subsequently by President
Rousseff, Brazil saw dramatic changes towards a more equal society.
Advancements under the Workers Party have included an enormous expansion of the
middle class, steady increases in life expectancy, and the country’s removal in
2014 from the UN Map of Hunger. Rousseff is currently undertaking an
international tour to discuss with concerned people throughout the world what
is at stake: Brazilian democracy, and the historic gains in the rights of
workers, women, minorities, the LGBTQ community, communities of color and of
event will also feature a photo exhibition highlighting important moments of
the struggle from activist groups around the world.
Wolfe's Thomas E. Skidmore memorial lecture reinterprets modern Brazilian
history by using geography as its starting point. Almost every key event,
practice, and social arrangement in Brazil was fundamentally shaped by the
nation's massive size.
More information: http://watson.brown.edu/brazil/events/2017/joel-wolfe-o-grande-brasil-spatial-history-making-nation
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The St. John’s University Center for Latin American
and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was established in 1994. Its policy is grounded
in the University's Vincentian mission and a commitment to global education.
As a metropolitan university whose main campuses areas located in one of
the major urban centers of the world, St. John's is acutely aware of the
increasing importance of the U.S. economy on Latin American and Caribbean
trading sectors through NAFTA and other agreements.
Observing the rapid growth of Hispanic populations
in New York and across the U.S., St. John's also recognizes its historic
responsibility to this sector of new Americans. The Center, under the auspices
of the Office of the Provost, comprises faculty and administrators whose
research, teaching and professional involvement demonstrate a serious
commitment to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. These scholars
serve as liaisons and support resources within their schools, disciplines and
Compor uma equipe diversa é um passo importante para a sustentabilidade
das corporações. Engajada nessa causa, a CKZ Diversidade transforma o tema
diversidade e inclusão em interatividade e troca de experiências de
forma prática e com um formato inovador, trazendo conteúdo
de alta qualidade, com um time de palestrantes altamente
comprometidos em fazer a diferença no mundo.