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FEMglocal conference "The Brazilian Cerrado has the face of a woman: there are no free territories in trapped bodies"

On March 22nd, at 4:30 PM, the FEMglocal research project, in collaboration with the PhD program in Communication and Activisms at Universidade Lusófona and the Cerrado Museum, hosts the conference “O Cerrado brasileiro tem cara de mulher: não existem territórios livres em corpos presos” (“The Brazilian Cerrado has the face of a woman: there are no free territories in trapped bodies”). This event will be held at Salão Nobre, Lusófona University - Porto, with the possibility of remote participation via Zoom.

Rosângela Corrêa, the general director of the Cerrado Museum, will be the special guest for this event, sharing stories and experiences of the women from the Cerrado region in Brazil.

There are many women from the Cerrado, the most biodiverse savannah on planet Earth: indigenous people from various tribes such as Apinajé, Xerente, Xakriabá, Akroá Gamela, Kiriri, Tuxá, as well as traditional communities such as the landless, the rooters, the faith healers, the caatingueiras, the evergreen flower gatherers, the vacarians and the babassu coconut breakers, protagonists of the environmental and political resilience of their people and the biome. As Emília Costa rightly says: “I am the Cerrado. Women’s struggle for the liberation of their bodies is not a struggle separated from the territory. The first impact we feel from the violations of the Cerrado is in our bodies, precisely because we have this direct relationship of care and have a better sensitivity to feel the things that are beneficial to us and unfortunately also the hardships that reach us, in our territories'” (Quilombo Santo Antônio do Costa and the group Mulheres Guerreiras da Resistência of the Quilombola Movement of Maranhão).

On March 22nd, at 4:30 PM, we invite everyone to join us at Lusófona University - Porto, or virtually via Zoom, to delve into these critical discussions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage in this meaningful dialogue!

Museu do Cerrado3 min

  • published 06 March 2024
  • modified 22 March 2024