Sur 28: Presenting proposals selected to receive writing grants

Authors will be mentored to write their articles and will receive financial help. The final texts will be published in the 28th edition of Sur, to be published in December 2018.

Megg Rayara Gomes de Oliveira, Aline Maia Nascimento, and Rosane Viana Jovelino are the authors who have been chosen for writing grants for the 28th edition of Sur – International Human Rights Magazine. A total of 850 proposals were received from around the country and selection was based on the criteria published in the call for papers on the magazine site.

With the theme “Race and Human Rights: moving structures”, Sur 28 is offering these grants with the aim of encouraging and supporting black activists and/or researchers to write about their experiences and/or research on racism and human rights in the Brazilian context.

See below the title of each of the selected proposals:

>> Why don’t you embrace me? Reflections regarding the invisibility of black transvestites and transgender women in Brazilian society.

Author: Megg Rayara Gomes de Oliveira – Cianorte (PR)

>> “I want justice!”: black activism in the experience of setting up people’s courts for cases of murder of young black people.

Author: Aline Maia Nascimento – Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

>> “Human rights and the grassroots level: Local development and protection of cultural identity. The case of the quilombola communities in the Iguape Basin and Valley”

Author: Rosane Viana Jovelino – Quilombo Kaonge, Iguape (BA)

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