In Santa Catarina, a southern state considered the “Brazilian Europe”, blacks make up only 15% of the population: Black women of the state continue to prepare for the National Black Women’s March!

#Brazil #SantaCatarina #BlackLivesMatter #AfroBrazilians #YesAllWomen

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: Over the years we have noted a rising consciousness, organization, sisterhood and determination among black women of Brazil. Black women’s organizations, events dedicated to the acceptance of natural black hair and culture and increasing number of blogs have allowed these women to share their experiences, focus their concerns, express their frustrations and find solidarity with other black women throughout the country who identify with these sentiments. 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…

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