On this episode, the LMC speaks with Sabrina Fernandes about the struggle for reproductive rights in Brazil as the religious right continues its plan to eliminate Brazil’s limited abortion laws. Sabrina Fernandes is a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is also the host of the YouTube channel, Tese Onze.
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.