Brown Bag: The Coup in Brazil Hidden from Headlines
Institute for Policy Studies

Come hear from our panelists about the lead-up to the coup and what the social justice movements in Brazil need from us. The discussion will recount how race and class in Brazil are nearly indistinguishable and the various ways the weight of reactionary policies will fall heaviest on the country’s predominantly Black and low-income populations.


  • Azadeh Shahshahani is Legal and Advocacy Director with Project South and a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. In July, Shahshahani served as a juror for the International Tribunal on Democracy in Brazil.
  • Aline Cristiane Piva, is a Brazilian political analyst on media relations in Brazil and a Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. She has a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, UnB, Brazil.
  • Alex Main is Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) whose work focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. Alex just returned from Brazil, meeting with many social movement leaders.

Moderated by IPS Associate Fellow, Manuel Pérez-Rocha.

Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy StudiesNational Lawyers Guild DC-Chapter, and Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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