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Whiteness in Brazil and the challenge of a decolonial education

When: Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Thursday, 16 May 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Media Room, SH3004, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:13:15
Enquiries: / 011 717 4194

The Department of Media Studies in the School of Literature, Languages, and Media at Wits will host this seminar.

The seminar aims to offer a discussion about racial relations in Brazil and also about the specificities of the critical studies of whiteness, regarding the importance of policies and affirmative actions on the education field. Paola Prandini, a Brazilian PhD visitor student at Wits will present this seminar alongside Ana Helena Passos, a Brazilian postdoctoral researcher. Prandini is from the Communication Sciences Post Graduation Program at University of São Paulo. She is also a journalist and an anti-racist activist in Brazil, for the last 15 years, working as a co-founder of Afroeducação, a social business focused on racial equality in Brazilian schools. Passos is also an anti-racist activist in Brazil, working as a professor and a former lawyer engaged in Human Rights policies in her country.

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