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Lunch Discussion on Wednesday at 12:30 in the Sanford Commons: What role should public policy students and social justice activists play in educating our peers on culturally sensitive issues, in light of the recent Kappa Sigma 'Asia Prime' party at Duke?
Wednesday, Feb. 13th 2013 at 12:30pm
Recap: Food for Thought with Lynn Holmes
Black History Month: Fighting Oppression, Collective Movements
Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013 at 7pm
FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.
At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.
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