While attention given to these black women’s movements are often focused on Brazil’s largest, most famous cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and states such as Bahia, which boasts one of the largest Afro-Brazilian population in the country, we must also shine the light on states such as Santa Catarina, a southern state that doesn’t gain much attention in regards to black issues mainly because it is one of three states in Brazil’s south that have the largest percentages of Brazilians who consider themselves to be white. But even so, black women in this state are voicing their solidarity with their sisters in other states and in demand of equality and power for the black woman. Below, we present activists from this state who are also gearing up for the November Black Women’s March in the nation’s capital.
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