Mothers of May launches project and documentary against state violence in São Paulo; see how to participate below

In partnership with Conectas and Unifesp, Mães de Maio want to promote reflections on human rights in Brazil

Mães de maio em evento na Faculdade de Direito da USP. Foto: Gabriel Guerra/ Conectas Mães de maio em evento na Faculdade de Direito da USP. Foto: Gabriel Guerra/ Conectas

On Friday, the 22nd of March, starting at 3pm, the launch ceremony of the project “Strengthening the reach and impact of human rights movements in Brazil” will take place.  This programme seeks to strengthen the fight for justice and memory of violence victims from various states in Brazil. The event is organized by the Independent Mothers of May Movement, with support from Conectas Human Rights, and the CAAF (Center for Anthropology and Forensic Archeology), from Unifesp. The Initiative is supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and covers four Brazilian states.

Here is the link to register for participation. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube.

There will be presentations by Prof. Javier Amadeo, from Unifesp and talks by Gabriel Sampaio, director of Litigation and Incidence at Conectas and Morris Tidball-Binz, Expert and UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial or Arbitrary Summary Executions at the event. Also participating in the launch are: Débora Silva, Movimento Independente Mães de Maio; Nívia Raposo, Movement of Mothers and families of victims of lethal State violence; Raiane Patrícia Severino Assumpção, dean of Unifesp; Bruno Teixeira, representative of the Ministry of Human Rights and Citizenship; Maria Helena, executive secretary of the Ministry of Women; Samira Bueno, executive director of the Brazilian Public Security Forum; and Angela Pires, – Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

On Sunday (24th of March), at 3pm, another free event will take place at Ponto de Cultura Bloco do Beco (Rua Bento Barroso Pereira, 02, Jardim São Francisco de Assis), where the booklet and documentary of the project “Listen to the Mothers of May: Let’s Go birth a new Brazil”, will be launched in addition to cultural presentations.

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