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MFA FINE ARTS Alum Anna Parisi presents in “War on Drugs, War on Democracy: Brazilian Black Lives on Target”

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When: Friday Nov 1 at 5:00pm

Where: 6 East 16th Street, 11th floor Room 1103 (Wolff Conference Room).

The war on drugs in Brazil has been a long-time issue, which consequences are severe for the population in the favelas and for policemen. As reported by the National Justice Council (CNJ), one in four prisoners were convicted of drug theft or trafficking and, besides imprisonment, the policy of drug repression also generates deaths. Each day, 154 people die, on average, victims of homicide in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Violence Map. Bolsonaro promises to take action against drugs more severely and give a “license to kill” for the policeman in Favelas. Therefore the expectation is for the situation to get worse under his government. The Reconvexo Collective invites you to an evening of movie exhibitions and a roundtable to discuss the consequences of the war on drugs in Brazil for the lives of the black population, for human rights and for democracy.
Anna Parisi is a Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist, Mater of Fine Arts (Parsons School of Design/The New School), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications with a minor in Filmmaking (PUC-Rio), and a master in Strategic Design (ESPM-Rio). She has exhibited her work at UrbanGlass, Hunter East Harlem Art Gallery, The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Smack Mellon, Wesbeth Gallery, Artigo Rio, Musée D’Elysee in Lausanne, among others. Anna Parisi will be presenting “An apology to Elephants”, (4’26”) Video art reflecting on the recent shootings by the hands of police of young children from the slum communities in Rio de Janeiro.
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