The Impact of the Pandemic in Brazil
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June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In a partnership with The People’s Forum, BRADO-NY (Brazilian Resistance Against Democracy Overthrow), Coletivo Reconvexo and Mulheres da Resistência no Exterior invite you to join us to discuss Brazil in context of the pandemic, the return of the largest Latin American country back to the world hunger map, and the possibilities for its future. Brazil is the seventh most populated country in the world, but it has the second highest COVID-19 death toll. Currently, the pandemic has claimed 3.7 million deaths worldwide; more than 470,000 in Brazil. The disproportionate impact of Covid in Brazil, exacerbated by the far-right government and extreme social inequality, has a devastating impact on Black and Indigenous communities.
The guest speakers are Luiza Nassif, Ph.D in Economics at The New School, who has studied the impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian poverty, and Pablo Valente, infectious disease physician and public health researcher at Brown University.