Nov 16-19, Florida State University (via Zoom)




November 15, 2020
The Pink Indian Against the Invisible Beast by Tiago Carvalho
(O Índio Cor de Rosa Contra a Fera Invisível – Noel Nutels)

Introduced by Alice Lopes, Florida State University, followed by a Q&A session

November 16, 2020

Welcome by Reinier Leushuis, the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics – Florida State University
Reading of “Curupira” by Juan Carlos Galeano, a homage to the people and land of the Amazon – Florida State University

Violence and Cultures of Resistance

  • 3:00 p.m. (ET) 5:00 p.m. (BSB)
    Violence and the Discourse of the State on Indigenous Populations

Moderator: Oscar de la Torre – University of North Caroline, Charlotte
Idelber Avelar - Tulane University
Beatriz Azevedo - Poet, Actress, Singer and Composer

  • 5:00 p.m. (ET) 7:00 p.m. (BSB)
    (...) And the Verb Became Amazonia: Linguistic Diversity and Necropolitics

Moderator: Joaquim Barbosa - Federal University of the Amazonas (UFAM)
José Ribamar Bessa Freire - Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)
Ivânia Neves - Federal University of Pará (UFPA)

November 17, 2020

The Complex Fabric of Amazonia

  • 12:00 p.m. (ET) 2:00 p.m. (BSB)
    Socio-Environmental Conflicts in the Amazon

Moderator: Jessica Carey-Webb - Natural Resources Defense Council
Susanna Hecht - University of California, Los Angeles
Edna Castro - Federal University of Pará (UFPA)
Jeffrey Hoelle – University of California, Santa Barbara

  • 3:00 p.m. (ET) 5:00 p.m. (BSB)
    People of the Forest Beyond the State

Moderator: Amanda M. Smith - University of California, Santa Cruz
Stefano Varese – University of California, Davis
Aparecida Vilaça – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Carolina Comandulli – University College London

November 18, 2020

Past and Contemporary Narratives

  • 12:00 p.m. (ET) 2:00 p.m. (BSB)
    People of the Rainforest

Moderator: Alexandre Cardoso - Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA)
John Hemming – Author of Red Gold: The Conquest of the Brazilian Indians
Barbara Weinstein - New York University
Leopoldo Bernucci - University of California, Davis

  • 2:00 p.m. (ET) 4:00 p.m. (BSB)
    New Epistemologies: The Political and Ethnic Mobilization of Amazonian Indigenous Populations

Moderator: Diego Mejia - Florida State University
Enrique Leff - National Autonomous University of Mexico
Pedro Raposo - The Amazonas State University (UEA)

  • 4:00 p.m. (ET) 6:00 p.m. (BSB)
    Culture, Memory, and Traditional Knowledge

Moderator: Marcos Colón - Florida State University
Airton Krenak - Krenak People
Erik Jennings - Doctor Responsible for the Zoé People
Angela Mendes - Alliance of Forest Peoples


November 19, 2020

A Call to Action: Resistances

  • 3:00 p.m. (ET) 5:00 p.m. (BSB)
    Resistance Beyond the Conquest: Isolated Populations in South America

Moderator: Felipe Milanez – Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
Antenor Vaz – Sertanista (Indigenous Protection Agent)
Ângela Kaxuyana – Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COAIB)

  • 5:00 p.m. (ET) 7:00 p.m. (BSB)
    Legal Strategies of Resistance

Moderator: Adriana Ramos - The Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
Kretã Kaingang - APIB (Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation)
Camões Boaventura - Brazilian Federal Prosecutor

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