Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”
Can Brazil’s Unionized sex workers, through activism and organizing, overcome the stigma and general disdain for their profession to find some degree of dignity, respect, and self identification on their own terms? Amanda De Lisio, a post-doctoral research assistant @ Bournemouth University, speaks with the LMC about this incredible story of struggle and perseverance.
What is it like to live in Brazil’s prison system? Brazilian freelance journalist Fernanda Canofre explains to the LMC the dangers of riots, torture, disease, corruption, and racial profiling. All without ever being charged with a crime.