Religious Racism in Brazil: A Moderated Conversation with Babalorixá Gustavo Mel

When April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - April 25, 2019, 8:00 PM
Where UNC Center City Auditorium
Speaker(s) Babalorixá Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, Afro-Braziliam activist
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Who is Invited General Public
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Afro-Brazilian activist Babalorixá (priest) Gustavo Melo Cerqueira will discuss the problem of “religious racism” in Brazil. “Religious racism” is a term used to refer to discrimination against African-based religions and other minority faiths. Cerqueira will describe some of the many aspects of religious racism in Brazil, including the increasingly frequent physical assaults on practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions and their places of worship. He will also discuss how this religious racism is part of the conservative political environment in Brazil, and how the discrimination against Afro-Brazilian religions, especially Candomblé, relates to other issues with racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Babalorixá Gustavo Melo Cerqueira