TODAY: June 22, 6PM -Defend Democracy in Brazil will host Robeyoncé Lima and special guests in "Brazilian Pride Rebellion: Stories of Resilience"

Link to live video:


Brazilian Pride Rebellion: Stories of Resilience

Stories of success and resilience under the authoritarian governments

We invite you all to a talk on LGBTQ rights and resistance to repression in Brazil and in the United States.

Guest speakers:

Robeyonce Lima- A lawyer and State Representative in Pernambuco, Brazil, elected for the pioneer collective seat JUNTAS ('together') as the first black transgender woman elected for public office in Brazil

James Green - Writer, Historian & Professor of Modern Latin American History, Brown University; Director Brazil-Brown Initiative, and the US Network for Democracy in Brazil.

Lua Leça - An artist, Writer, Consultant, Art Director, Creator of Content, an Activist and creator of a movement that focuses on recognizing p, deconstructing and re-signifying the place of privilege.

Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro - Principal Officer of PRISA in the Americas, a Community & government officer liaison specialist, Producer and Media Executive. Marcus is a supporter of women's education in the United States, and an activist of Human Rights and environmental rights.

Richarlls Martins - Doctoral candidate in Public Health, Master in Public Policies and Human Rights from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Saturday June 22, 2019 - 6pm-8:30pm

The People's Forum


320 West 37th Street

10018 New York - NY

Support to the event by :

The People's Forum, Reclaim Pride Coalition, Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee - New York, and the US Network for Democracy in Brazil

DDB NY - Defend Democracy in Brazil is a collective of Brazilians, American Brazilians and supporters in New York. Our mission is to promote awareness of the advances and challenges of a wide range of humanitarian issues in Brazil, connecting it with global and American societies.

The US NDB - US Network for Democracy in Brazil is a national organization of academics, trade unionists and activists that promotes events and studies about Brazil in the United States. DDB NY is one of its members.

These two organizations are proud to have a significant number of LGBTQ + activists who, in addition to identity issues, bring competence, knowledge and commitment to important human rights and democracy issues in Brazil today.

Over the past 3 years, DDB has brought the vibrancy of Brazil's cultural presence to New York during the LGBTQ Pride month events. For more information, visit


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