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Donia Human Rights Center Lecture. Black Feminisms and Human Rights in Brazil

Jurema Werneck, MD, PhD, Director, Amnesty International Brazil
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
4:00-5:20 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note: This event will be held virtually ET through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

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This event honors the memory of Marielle Franco (1979-2018).

Featuring: Jurema Werneck, MD, PhD, Director, Amnesty International Brazil

Moderator: Sueann Caulfield, Associate Professor of History and Residential College, University of Michigan

This event is co-sponsored by: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Jurema Werneck is a Black physician, author and human rights activist. She received her MD from the Federal Fluminense University and her PhD from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She founded one of Brazil's first Black women's rights organizations, Criola, in 1992, and has more than 20 years of experience in the struggle for racial and gender equality, sexual rights, and equal access to education and health. She has published widely in scholarly and public venues on women's sterilization and bioethics; race and public health in Brazil; and Black women's health. Currently, she is President of the Administrative Council of the Brazil Fund for Human Rights (Fundo Brasil de Direitos Humanos) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Fund for Women. She has been Executive Director of Amnesty International, Brazil, since 2017.

Sueann Caulfield is Associate Professor of History and Residential College at the University of Michigan. She specializes in the history of modern Brazil, with emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her publications include In Defense of Honor: Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil, the co-edited volume Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin American History, and various articles on gender and historiography, family law, race, and sexuality in Brazil. Her current research focuses on family history with a focus on paternity and legitimacy in Brazil from the early nineteenth century to the present. She is also involved in collaborative research on feminisms and human rights and has participated in a number of trans-national teaching projects and exchanges on the history of human rights in Latin America.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Feminism, Human Rights
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Donia Human Rights Center, Residential College, International Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion