The Rise of Fascism in Brazil

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DFBRL8R and Zhou B Art Center proudly present

The Rise of Fascism in Brazil

A Discussion about the historical sociopolitical context and the recent rise of fascism in Brazil and the importance of developing new strategies for activism to support human rights.


Marina Cortes Calle + Gustavo Bonfiglioli

SUN 25 NOV | 17.00hrs

Zhou B Art Center | 1029 W 35TH ST | CHICAGO IL 60609 | FREE!

This event aims to create social awareness about the threats to democracy and human rights and the rise of authoritarian and fascist politics in Brazil during the latest elections. The presenters invite the audience to actively engage and participate on creating strategies of social activism that can be implemented in local and global communities. Read an article about this project by Noah Fields for Scapi Magazine

Gustavo Bonfiglioli [] is a journalist, cultural producer and artivist in Revolta da Lâmpada and consultant in diversity in Pajubá, Diversity in Network. He is also an active contributor at MIX BRASIL, (Annual LBGTQ+ Cultural Festival).

Marina Cortes Calle [ a Chicago based  interdisciplinary artist with focus on performance, film and curatorial practice attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Originally born in Spain and raised in Brazil, her work is deeply inspired by social practice, community oriented work and social activism. She has performed at different venues in Chicago (No Nation, Outterspace, Defibrillator, Flat Iron, Links Hall) and internationally, (Casa da Luz in SP and SomoS Art in Berlin).

The Zhou B Art Center is a private non-government funded complex that facilitates the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. Founded in 2004 by the Zhou Brothers in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, The Zhou B Art Center has a mission to engage in cultural dialogue through contemporary art exhibitions and international programming.

Defibrillator is made possible with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation; Apis Mellifera Fidelity Charitable Grant; Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust; Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; Zhou B Art Center; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; and generous contributions from our loving community.