University of Chicago

UChicago NLG w/ Giane Alvarez, Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer

Contact UChicago NLG

To contact the UChicago NLG chapter, send an email to Nebula Li, President: nebula[@]

UChicago NLG Board Members

Sandra Barrett, Chaclyn Hunt, Robert La Manna, Nebula Li, Natalie Shapero, Nick Steenland, R. Hallock Svensk, Cathy Yang

Past Events

September 30, 2010 |  Punishing Protest: Land Reform, Social Movement Criminalization, and the State of the State in Brazil

A discussion with Brazilian Human Rights Attorney Giane Alvarez

Ms. Alvarez became an activist first with the MST and then attended law school. She is part of Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humans (Network for Social Justice and Human Rights) which is a leading Brazilian legal/human rights organization. She spoke about how the legal vestiges of the military dictatorship are being used to criminalize social movements such as the MST.