UNESCO, Humanize Institute, Roberto Marinho Foundation, and Canal Futura promote a webinar that will discuss racism and discrimination in the country

UNESCO in Brazil, in partnership with Instituto Humanize, Fundação Roberto Marinho, and Canal Futura, will hold next Thursday (26), at 3 pm (Brazil Time), the webinar “General History of Africa (GHA) and racial discrimination: what changed in Brazil? ”. The virtual event is part of the celebrations for Black Awareness Day in Brazil and marks the launch in Portuguese of the new edition of the General History of Africa (GHA Collection), in addition to discussing themes related to racism and discrimination in the country.

The GHA Collection, published by UNESCO since the 1980s, is still today one of the main references works on the history of Africa. Produced over 30 years by more than 350 specialists from the most varied areas of knowledge, the collection now has a new edition in Portuguese, the result of a partnership between UNESCO in Brazil and the Instituto Humanize. In addition to offering high-quality material for researchers, the collection serves as a basis for the creation of teaching materials and the use of students in the classroom. The work, which will be distributed to all public university libraries in the country, is a fundamental contribution to disseminating in Brazil the intellectual decolonization through which the study of African history goes.

Since the launch of the first edition of the GHA Collection, new challenges have been presented in the Brazilian context and for the widespread dissemination and use of the work. To discuss this recent scenario, the webinar will count with the participation of the Director and Representative of UNESCO in Brazil, Marlova Jovchelovitch Noleto; executive director of Instituto Humanize, Georgia Pessoa; programming coordinator of Fundação Roberto Marinho, Acácio Jacinto; Rede Globo journalist, Valéria Almeida; political scientist, Fernanda Barros; professor Gina Pontes Vieira; communicator Katiúcha Watuze; and actor Orlando Caldeira.

The webinar “General History of Africa (GHA) and racial discrimination: what has changed in Brazil?” can be followed live by the UNESCO in Brazil YouTube channel (in Portuguese).

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