LASA Center Director Section Series on Indigeneity, Afro-descendants and other marginalized populations in Latin America

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 5:00pm

Register for the Zoom link.

Simultaneous translation between Portuguese and English will be available.


Please join us for the fifth installment of the LASA Center Director Section Series on Indigeneity, Afro-descendants, and other marginalized populations in Latin America.

Will have a virtual roundtable featuring indigenous leaders and scholars of Brazilian history and culture. Invited speakers will discuss the multiple forms of violence facing indigenous communities as they struggle to preserve their land in the Amazon. From overlapping legacies of dispossession and displacement to a hostile political climate, this roundtable will focus on the challenges facing indigenous people in Brazil and showcase their methods of resistance.


Handech Wakanã Mura, leader of the Mura people

Jones Dari Goettert, Professor, University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Eliel Benites, University of Mato Grosso do Sul, member of the Kaiowá group

Kathryn Sanchez, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Partnership between: Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee