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Teaching Dictatorship: The Politics of History and Memory in Brazilian Schools Today

Monday, November 17, 2014
12:00 AM
1644 School of Social Work Building

What do young people in Brazil today learn about the dictatorship of 1964-1985, and what do they think about the legacies of state-sponsored violence, judicial impunity, and the place of former opposition leaders in government offices today? How are teachers connecting struggles for memory, truth and justice in the past with efforts to confront on-going human rights violations in the present?

Speakers:
Alessandra Carvalho, Colégio de Aplicação, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, “The 50th Anniversary of the Civil-Military Coup d’Etat in Brazil and the Teaching of the Dictatorship at the High School Level”

Samantha Viz Quadrat, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, “Reflections on Teaching Dictatorships in the Southern Cone”

Moderator:
Victoria Langland, University of Michigan, Department of History and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Free and Open to the Public

For more information, contact langland@umich.edu

Sponsored by:
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
The Department of History
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
The Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Institute for the Humanities
The International Institute
Rackham Graduate School