Theresa Williams’s visit will provide students of Portuguese, Latin American Studies, International Studies and Sustainability with a unique vision of favelas—Brazil’s low-income communities— that combines cultural exchange social justice issues. In addition to her community organizing, she runs an important bilingual website that offers alternatives to mainstream media’s image of favelas, Rio on Watch, founded in 2010 as part of a neighborhood watch to protect the interests of residents as Rio prepared for the Olympics.
She will be coming to the UF campus Nov. 12 to give a talk “Community Organizing and Keys to Resistance in Pre-and Post-Olympic Rio de Janeiro” for PRT 3930 class Favelas and Brazilian society from at 3:00 pm, followed by an informal talk from 4:00 to 5:00. Both will take place in Turlington Hall 2349. Additionally, she will speak in Portuguese toPOW 4930 class at 12:50 and plans to meet with any interested students and faculty in the morning at 10:30 in Keene Faculty Center.
For more info contact M. Elizabeth Ginway