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UW Tacoma IAS Brazil: Movements and Intersections (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Program Terms: Early Fall
|Location||Campo Grande, Brazil|
|Academic Term||Early Fall 2018|
|August 20-September 14, 2018; Students will be abroad August 27 – September 7, 2018.|
|Estimated Program Fee||$3,250|
|Credits||10 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Margaret Griesse and Amos Nascimento|
|Program Manager||Courtney Kroll | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2018|
|Information Sessions||TBD. Contact Program Director for more information.|
|General||Participants will work on collective projects with faculty and students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul and the Dom Bosco Catholic University. The projects will answer questions dealing with human rights, and the intersections of race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender. Students will take day trips to visit an urban indigenous village within Campo Grande, a rural African-descendant community (Quilombo) 30 minutes from Campo Grande and a nearby ranch.|
|Visas||U.S. citizens are required to apply for a visa to enter Brazil. Program directors work with students to help them apply for a visa.|
This program will be a hybrid model with one week of classes at UWT (Aug. 20-24) followed by two weeks in Brazil (Aug. 27 – Sept 7) and one week of class again at UWT (Sept 10-14). During the first week students will learn about Brazilian history, rudiments of the Portuguese language, current events in Brazil and the differing social movements and their rights claims. Students will also learn about the intersectional approach to research and will prepare a short presentation for students in Brazil. Then students will travel to Campo Grande, Brazil to take part in workshops with Brazilian students for a total of 14 days in Brazil. The students will present their work and then work with professors and students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul and the Dom Bosco Catholic University on collective projects to answer questions dealing with human rights, and the intersections of race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender. Students will take day trips to visit an urban indigenous village within Campo Grande, a rural African-descendant community (Quilombo) 30 minutes from Campo Grande and a nearby ranch. They will also engage in discussions with professors from the History, Law, Anthropology and Social Work departments of the universities.
The city of Campo Grande is the capital city of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. It has a very diverse population and various social movements. Due to previous interactions with professors and institutions, including the Human Rights institute of Mato Grosso do Sul we can develop mutually beneficial projects with students in Brazil and UW students. UW students will be able to engage with Brazilian students in learning the local/global dynamics of specific issues and analyze social categories within the regional context of Campo Grande, Brazil. This program offers a unique experience to actively work together with Brazilian students, accompany them on site visits and develop a joint project. Back in Tacoma, students will have a chance to debrief and analyze and write their final essay on their experiences in Brazil and conclude their final project. .
Campo Grande, Brazil
Campo Grande, Brazil
Students will share rooms in a youth hostel in Campo Grande within walking distance of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Students will take day trips to visit an urban indigenous village within Campo Grande, a rural African-descendant community (Quilombo) 30 minutes from Campo Grande and a nearby ranch.
10 UW Credits
This course explores intersectionality of differing social categories such as race, gender, ethnicity, class, religion, sexuality and so on in Brazil to enhance understanding of global-local dynamics. It includes on-site interactions/collaborations with local organizations, scholars, activists and students; visits to cultural venues; and participation in community experiences.
Learning goals include:
1. Describe the theoretical application of the intersectional approach 2. Recognize and critically analyze historical, social, cultural, economic and political factors that give rise to social identities, categories and divisions within Brazil. 3. Analyze the ways in which ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and class intersect within the current regional context(s). 4. Analyze how relations of power are manifested within the particular region of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 5. Analyze the representation of different social categories and identities within the region 6. Analyze the ideologies, goals, tactics, strategies, successes and failures of specific movements for change especially in relationship to ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class. 7. Engage with scholars, activists and residents concerning social categories and possibilities for change. 8. Discuss how global divisions and representations cross borders.
This course provides an Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Rights, focusing on the specific context of Brazil. The course will consider historical developments from colonialism to postcolonial processes; race relations involving the Afro-Brazilian struggles for freedom, citizenship, and human rights; and philosophical considerations on environmental rights, especially as they relate to the rights of indigenous peoples. The course will provide an overview of basic concepts and discussions in these areas, relating them to selected philosophical thinkers and discusses how they have a concrete impact on contemporary initiatives on human rights in the Brazilian context.
Learning goals include:
By the end of this course you shall be able to: 1. understand key themes in recent debates on the philosophy of human rights; 2. learn about the work of philosophers and activists on human rights in Brazil; 3. establish a direct dialogue with people involved in initiatives to address the problems of coloniality, racism, self-determination, and environmental degradation.; 4. read key texts connecting human rights and environmental rights and connect them to real issues; 5. evaluate philosophical discussion in Brazil and develop your own position on human rights issues.
Prof. Nascimento studied music, social sciences, and philosophy in Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Germany. He completed his doctorate in Germany, studying with K.-O. Apel, J. Habermas, M. Lutz-Bachmann and A. Honneth at the University of Frankfurt. He has taught at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt (Germany), Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Brazil) and the University of Washington Tacoma (USA), and given lectures in various countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe. His work focuses on critical theory/discourse ethics and its applications to morality and politics (especially human rights and cosmopolitanism) as well as to cultural and environmental issues (ethics and aesthetics). He also works on cultural and philosophical issues related to Europe (especially Germany) and Latin America (especially Brazil).
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