National Meeting to Defend Democracy in Brazil

Given the new political situation in Brazil with the election of Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency, a group of academics and activists--Brazilian and non-Brazilian, living, working, and studying in the United States--are organizing a national meeting in New York City on Saturday, December 1, 2018. We are proposing the formation of decentralized, democratic, non-partisan national network with three objectives:

  1. Educate the U.S. public about the current situation in Brazil
  2. Defend progressive social, economic, political, and cultural advances in Brazil
  3. Support social movements, community organizations, NGOs, universities, and activists, etc., who will be vulnerable in this new political climate
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
What Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Columba Law School, Jerome Green Hall, Room 101
435 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10027
Corner of West 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
Closest subway station: 116th Street (1 train).
The meeting is open to any who wants to defend democracy in Brazil!
Please note: an official ID (driver's license, passport, e.g.) may be needed to sign in to building, so please have one on hand. 

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School
Initial Sponsors*

Amy Chazkel, Columbia University/CUNY
Andreia Vizeu, Independent activist, New York
Barbara Weinstein, New York University
Benjamin A. Cowan, Uni. of California, San Diego
Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice
Bruno Martins Carvalho, Harvard University
Bryan McCann, Georgetown University
Eduardo Vianna, LaGuardia CC, CUNY
Erika Robb Larkins, San Diego State University
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Univ. of Wisc.-Milwaukee
Fábio de Sá e Silva, University of Oklahoma
Heloisa Galvão, journalist, Boston area
James N. Green, Brown University
Jeremy Lehnen, Brown University
Keka Marzagão, Defend Democracy in Brazil/NY
Leila Lehnen, Brown University
Luiz Gustavo Barreto, Coletivo Boston Contra o Golpe
Juliana de Moraes, American University
Marcelo Paixão, The University of Texas in Austin
Marcus Valéria, Defend Democracy in Brazil/NY
Maria Luisa Mendonça, Network for Social Justice and Human Rights BR-USA
Misha Klein, University of Oklahoma
Monika Liborio-Walker, Coletivo Boston Contra o Golpe
Myriam Marquez, Defend Democracy in Brazil/NY
Natalia de Campos, Defend Democracy in Brazil/NY
Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton University
Rafael R. Ioris, University of Denver
Sean T. Mitchell, Rutgers University, Newark
Sidney Chalhoub, Harvard University
Sonia Alvarez, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Stanley Gacek, United Food & Commercial Workers Union

*Organization or affiliation for identification purposes only

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