CLACLS: LGBTQ Education, Gender Ideology and the New Far Right in Brazil

FEB 27, 2020 | 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9206

WHEN:

February 27, 2020: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

CLACLS

Description

Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in 2018 in part by mobilizing conservative opposition to policies to combat lgbtqphobia and promote gender equality instituted by Workers Party administrations. This presentation will map and contextualize political disputes around sexual and gender diversity education, linking these to movements for democratic enlargement and conservative restoration in the last two decades.

Alexandre Bortolini

Brazilian LGBTQ activist, and Master in Education. Ph.D. Student in Education from Universidade de São Paulo. Visiting Researcher at the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the City University of New York. Fulbright Grantee. Coordinator of the Sexual Diversity Project at School (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) from 2006-2016, focused on the continuing education in gender and sexuality under the Brazil Without Homophobia Program. Coordinator for Human Rights of the Ministry of Education from 2013-2015, monitoring educational policies on gender and sexuality.