Our Steps Come from Afar: Afro-Diasporas in Brazil and the Voices and (Re)existence of Black Women

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Situating Black Feminist Thought in the Brazilian context brings insightful concepts about the importance of standpoints and knowledge production emerging from Latin America. ‘Our steps come from afar’ is a notion created by Jurema Werneck to explain how the Black Feminist epistemology is weaved through ancestral knowledge, Afro-Brazilian cosmovision and activism. Beyond resisting the racist colonial violence, the Brazilian Black feminism sheds light to counter narratives of coloniality, practices of refusing the place racism allocates to black people and daring to imagine-build a future other-wise.
Period24 Feb 2022
Event typeSeminar