WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Protecting the Rights of Afro and Traditional Quilombola Brazilians: A Conversation Led by the Collective of Black Entities of Brazil

2:00 P.M. Monday, 14 March 2022
1620 Eye (I) St, NW, Suite 925 Washington, D.C., 20006

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the event had to be canceled last minute. We apologize for this inconvenience.


The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights cordially invite you to the following event:

Over the past decade, the crisis of police violence in Brazil against Afro and traditional Quilombola Brazilians has exacerbated exponentially. It is a known statistic that a Black Brazilian youth dies every 23 minutes in the country, yet there has been no accountability on behalf of the state. Likewise, the lives of traditionally Black peoples, like the Quilombola communities and those of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé, continue to be threatened daily, and the state has again lacked in enforcing accountability and protecting the rights of these communities. The Collective of Black Entities (CEN), a national entity of the Brazilian Black movement, has initiated several programs to bring media attention to the crisis and support Black Brazilians who have been wrongfully incarcerated. The CEN was founded in 2003 in Bahia, the capital of Salvador, and is present today in seventeen Brazilian states and three Latin American countries. 

Join us for an event on Monday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m. with Marcos Rezende and Yuri Silva, who will discuss the state of police violence against Black Brazilians and the struggle to guarantee the rights of these marginalized communities.


Event Details:
Monday, March 14, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Marcos Rezende
Collective of Black Entities

Yuri Silva
National Coordinator
Collective of Black Entities


Nathaly Calixto
Race and Equality Brazil Program Officer



RSVP for in-person attendance:

Race and Equality’s DC Office
1620 Eye (I) St, NW, Suite 925
Washington, D.C., 20006


This event will also be live streamed on Zoom:

Register on Zoom

Simultaneous interpretation from Portuguese to English will be available.