About

About Us

The Black Lives Matter Brazil-USA project is
an ongoing collaborative effort. Contributors

to date include:

Allessandra Reuben

Candida De Hoyos

Catherine McMillan

Charles Berman

Christian Sheerer

Christopher Simmons

Cydney Livingston

Elijah Wroten

Felise Collins
Jamal Burns

Jeremy Tang

John Markis

Jonathan Mengistu

Jose Rosario

Kennede Lewin-Occenad

Kristen Rigsby

Lucas Torres

Myles Hudzick

Nate Thompson

Rahel Petros

Ronald Carr

Sarah Simmons

Tre Jones

Veronica Namiba

Chloe Ricks

Juliet Irving

Courtney Crumpler

Dr. Gray F. Kidd

Marcelo Ramos

Dr. Silvio Almeida

Dr. John French

ExHibition Sponsors

Duke Department of History, Duke Brazil Initiative, Office of the Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and Office of the Dean of Social Sciences in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences





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past events

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Penn Pavilion Installation

Image Credits 

 

Black Lives Matter Brazil-USA

“OaklandBLM-4174” by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Ocean Atlantique ou Mer du Nord, 1683, public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1683_Mortier_Map_of_North_America,_the_W est_Indies,_and_the_Atlantic_Ocean_-_Geographicus_-_Atlantique-mortier-1693.jpg

 Necropolitics: Racism is a politics of death

Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788, December 1788, public domain, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98504459/

Racism: It’s Structural

Ocean Atlantique ou Mer du Nord, 1683, public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1683_Mortier_Map_of_North_America,_the_W est_Indies,_and_the_Atlantic_Ocean_-_Geographicus_-_Atlantique-mortier-1693.jpg

Dialing 911 shouldn’t get you killed

“OaklandBLM-4174” by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

“George Floyd” by chaddavis.photography is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 7th June, 2020. Protesters took to the streets during the Covid-19 pandemic, during a Black Lives Matter rally, in protest against the racism and death of black people, including George Floyd in the USA, and Joao Pedro in Rio. Credit: Fernando Souza/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News. Paid license.

  “I can’t breathe”

“OaklandBLM-4174” by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

“Ato Vidas Negras Importam • 07/06/2020 • Belo Horizonte/MG” by midianinja is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 2

“Ato ‘Parem de Nos Matar!'” by CatComm | ComCat | RioOnWatch is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

“George Floyd Black Lives Matter Protest, 14th & U Streets, 5/29/20 (Explored)” by Geoff Livingston is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Winds of Change

Two Nations, Two Pandemics

Yan Marcelo Carpenter/@yanzitx Antonio

Junião, Ponte Jornalismo

“Enterros coletivos no Cemitério N.S de Aparecida em manaus (Foto Fernando crispim/La Xunga/Amazônia Real)” by Agência Amazônia Real is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Breath of Life

“OaklandBLM-4174” by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Knight Foundation, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performs legendary Alvin Ailey’s Revelations in Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, February 17, 2011, https://www.flickr.com/photos/knightfoundation/5985641517/in/photostream/

“Marielle por NINJA” by midianinja is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Daniel Arroyo/Ponte, Pontos de umbanda e candomblé abriram os caminhos para a marcha passar, November 18, 2020, https://ponte.org/marcha-da-consciencia-negra-reafirma-resistencia-e-homenageia-mari elle-e-mestre-moa/

Don’t be the white moderate MLK criticized

Betsy Graves Reyneau, Martin Luther King, Jr, U.S. National Archives at College Park, Collection H: Harmon Foundation Collection, 1922-1967, no. 559202 (public domain).

An injury to one is an injury to all

“Ato Vidas Negras Importam • 07/06/2020 • Belo Horizonte/MG” by midianinja is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 11.

For a Politics of Life (Vitapolitics)

“Integrantes de movimentos de defesa dos direitos da comunidade negra reuniram-se na capital paulista para a 13ª Marcha da Consciência Negra Foto: Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil” by Brasil de Fato is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

“Black Lives Matter – Downtown Minneapolis” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

“Ato Vidas Negras Importam • 07/06/2020 • Belo Horizonte/MG” by midianinja is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

“Black Lives Matter” by 5chw4r7z is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Team, Contributors, and Institutional Support

Photograph by Marcelo Ramos

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