Racial disparities and police reform in the United States and Brazil to be discussed in webinar
On Friday, April 9, at 2 pm, the Center for Racial Justice and Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo Law School will hold a webinar to discuss and compare how racial discrimination permeates police action in Brazil and the United States. The online event will also present and debate police reform ideas, such as the George Floyd Act in the United States, and public policies that may help transform this situation.
The opening remarks will be made by Professor Oscar Vilhena Vieira, the dean of the FGV Sao Paulo Law School, and Madelina Young-Smith, cultural attaché at the United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo. After that, talks will be given by Kirk Burkhalter, a professor at New York Law School and former detective at New York Police Department; Samira Bueno, the executive director of the Brazilian Public Security Forum; Marta Machado, the coordinator of the Center for Racial Justice and Law at the FGV Sao Paulo Law School; and Felipe Freitas, leader of the Race and Public Security research area at the Center for Racial Justice and Law. The moderator will be Thiago de Souza Amparo, the Center for Racial Justice and Law’s coordinator.
The event will take place in English, with simultaneous interpretation. To participate, please sign up here.
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