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In the 1960s a small group of Brazilian exiles, academics, clerics and activists organized a series of national campaigns to denounce state-sponsored torture in Brazil and criticize U.S. government support for the regime. Fifty-years later a new U.S. movement has emerged to challenge the far-right policies of Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro. This presentation will analyze past and present solidarity efforts in the United States with democratic forces in Brazil.
James N. Green is Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University and the author of several books, including Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke University Press, 2018) and We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke University Press, 2010). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Professor Amit), at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Research Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, and Director of the Brown-Brazil Initiative.
Sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History; the Brazil Center; and LLILAS Benson
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:30am to 5:00pm
Garrison Hall (GAR), 4.100
128 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705