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Favela Politics and Democratization in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Politics and Democratization in Rio de Janeiro
91 Charles Street West, Victoria Chapel, Room 206
Time: Mar 3rd, 3:00 pm End: Mar 3rd, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Latin American, 2000-
Talk by Bryan McCann, Georgetown University

Latin American Studies presents:

Favela Politics and Democratization in Rio de Janeiro

In the late 1970s, residents of Rio de Janeiro's favelas-neighborhoods of self-built housing on disputed property-mobilized to end the practice of favela eradication and to secure a place for themselves in the city. Their struggle helped bring Brazil's military dictatorship to an end. The complex legacy of their movement continues to shape life in the Marvelous City.

Bryan McCann is Professor of Latin American History at Georgetown University. He is the author of Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Duke, 2014) and Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music and the Making of Modern Brazil (Duke, 2004).

The event is free and open to all. Registration required: http://las.utoronto.ca/events/current/9-public-events/158-mccann

For further information, please contact Latin American Studies at (416) 946-7980.

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