For its seventh session, the Afrocyberféminismes series pays tribute to Marielle Franco and all forms of queer Afro-Brazilian resistance, with the exceptional participation of Erica Malunguinho, the first transgender woman to be nominally elected as state parliamentarian in Brazil.
On March 14, 2018, the murder of political activist Marielle Franco and the massive popular demonstrations put a global spotlight on the vulnerability but also the power of resistance of Afro-Brazilians and of Black Queer and Transgender activists.
Meanwhile, the country’s presidential campaign, which culminated with the election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, highlighted the role of digital technology in Brazilian politics. Fake news spread on social networks and public and private data were exploited to political ends, further undermining Brazil’s poorest to advance a model with ultraliberal economic policy and ultraconservative social values.
- Erica Malunguinho: trans-activist, art activist, Blackactivist, cultural agitator and educator. In 2018, she became the first transgender woman to be nominally elected as state parliamentarian in Brazil, Erica is known to have founded an urban quilombo named Aparelha Luzia, an "aesthetic-political installation, affectivity zone and biome of the black intelligences". She presents "O contra golpe black trans paranauê: presságios para um novo tempo".
- Maria Aparecida Moura: Afro-feminist activist, researcher in information science and professor at UFMG. She presents #MarielleFrancoPresente: hashtag activism, necropolitics and the confrontation of hate speech in online social networks.
- Fabiana Ex-Souza: Afro-feminist activist, visual artist and researcher at Université Paris 8. She presents her video Navio-Ovni Black survival devices and strategies for the institutional representation of black artists.
With the special contributions of philosopher Nadia Yala Kisukidi and illustrator Assiatou Heidara.
This program was made in collaboration with Ana Pi, Maria Aparecida Moura and Fabiana Ex-souza.
In conjunction with Les sans pagEs #15
Saturday 15 June 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Wikipedia marathon with the Les sans pagEs collective to create or improve as many pages on black cyberfeminism as possible.