Police Violence, Memory, and Mobilization in Brazil


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 4:00pm



DÉBORA MARIA DA SILVA, Mães de Maio and Researcher, Federal University of São Paulo; MARIA SÔNIA LINS, Mães de Maio; ILZA MARIA DE JESUS SOARES, Mães de Maio 
Moderated by YANILDA GONZÁLEZ, Assistant Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and FERNANDA PAPA, MC/MPA 2021, Ash Center Mason Fellow 
Join us for the third event in the “What Justice Looks Like” discussion series. The discussion will feature members of Mães de Maio (Mothers of May), a collective of mothers whose children were killed by police in May 2006 in one of the largest police massacres in Brazilian history. Over the past 15 years, Mães de Maio has been a leading voice against police violence against Black and poor youth in Brazil, preserving the memory of victims, helping to mobilize mothers and families, and fighting for policy change. The speakers will share their reflections on 15 years of struggle and lessons for the next generation. 
For more information about this event, click here. Presented in collaboration with Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.