If you know anything about Brazilian culture, you know just how big of a role the samba plays in that, including the samba queen. Nayara Justino had always loved to dance the samba and was influenced by the women she saw crowned as the Globeleza carnival queen as she was growing up. So when the opportunity came in for Globo to hold its first public competition for the Globeleza carnival queen, Justino threw her hat in the ring.
Mercedes Baptista 20 May, — 19 August, was a Brazilian ballet dancer and choreographer, the first black woman to join Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro's corps de ballet. Mercedes Batista was born in Campos dos Goytacazes. Despite this, she suffered constant discrimination, to the point of not being able to work; in a interview she stated: " Madeleine RosayVaslav Veltchek, Edy Vasconcelos and Nina Verchinina gave me good career opportunities, without looking at my color.
Olabi, a social organization that works to democratize the production of technology by contributing to the construction of a socially more just world, presents Pretalab, a survey that shows that it is urgent to debate representation in the world of innovation. Part of the project, with the same name launched inthe study brought interviews, videos, data that points out why we need to speak about race and gender. It is necessary for the creation of the technological environment that is socially more just and inclusive.
Its edition in Rio de Janeiro will be the first one to occur in Latin America and it will assemble women from all over the city besides national and international guests in dozens of activities regarding the diversity of the feminine experience in the world today. The WOW Foundation promotes festivals based upon this layout all over the world with the goal of encouraging a dialogue regarding women issues and exploring possible causes and solutions. For more information regarding our festivals and schedules, access thewowfoundation. Celebrate women's achievements in a welcoming and open space where different branches of the contemporary feminism can be freely voiced and recognized.
Among the state deputies elected in Rio de Janeiro are Dani Monteiroa social sciences student; Renata Souzawho holds a doctorate in communication; and Monica Franciscoa social scientist—all of whom were former advisors to Marielle Francothe Rio city councilor assassinated on March 14, Within their mandates, all three women are prioritizing issues concerning violence against women, the genocide of the black population, and affirmative action policies. The Rio de Janeiro State Legislative Assembly ALERJ is composed of seventy representatives from numerous parties and aims to represent diverse segments of the population in the legislature.
Luciane Rocha 18 Apr Brazil is still mourning the death of Marielle Francoa black woman raised in a Rio favela and a sociologist whose academic work mirrored her radical politics. She was an outspoken critic of police violence, which disproportionately affects black people.
Note from BW of Brazil : Oh well, here we go again. Year after year, we see this bickering because white people reject seeing black people in spaces they basically define as being for white people and black people up in arms because white people are behaving in very segregationist manners. Finalist of Miss Rio Grande do Sul contest is targeted by racist attacks but is not intimidated.
Drums belonging to Mangueira, one Rio de Janeiro's traditional samba schools and winner of the samba competition, during a practice session ahead of the main parades. The traditional "escolas" or samba dance troupes that will march along Marques de Sapucai Avenue in the so-called Sambodromo arena also face another year of budgetary restraints imposed by city officials. The songs of Mangueira, one of the city's most traditional troupes and winner of the samba competition inaim to spread "the history that history does not tell" -- that of grassroots heroes who fought losing battles and do not show up in in children's school books. Indians, blacks, mulatos and poor people did not end up as statues.
Motivated in part by President Donald Trump's disparaging remarks about women and the numerous claims that he committed sexual assaultAmerican women are running for state and national office in historic numbers. At least women are on the ballot as major party congressional candidates in the November general election. The surge includes a record number of women of color, many of whom say their candidacies reflect a personal concern about America's increasingly hostile, even violent, racial dynamics.
They were scheduled to meet with higher-ups from their political party to finalize Franco as a vice-gubernatorial candidate for the state of Rio de Janeiro. But minutes after they parted, a reporter called Souza to tell her that Franco had been murdered. Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes died instantly when two men opened fire on their car on 14 March in what police believe was a targeted assassination.