september 27 - 28 - 29 cais do sodré, lisboa


Beatriz Gomes Dias (PT)

- Vereadora CML

I am a Black Portuguese woman, an anti-racist activist, and a councilor for Bloco de Esquerda in the Lisbon City Council. I served as a member of parliament in the Assembly of the Republic from 2019 to 2022, representing Bloco de Esquerda in the Lisbon constituency.

I hold a degree in Biology – Scientific Branch from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra.

I work as a Biology teacher in primary and secondary education, starting my career in the 1994/95 academic year. I have predominantly taught in schools in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

I have been an activist and leader at Bloco de Esquerda since 2007, and I am part of the Lisbon Municipal Coordinator.

I completed one term as a Bloco de Esquerda representative in the Anjos Parish (2009/2013) and two terms in the Arroios Parish (2013/2017 – 2017/2019).

I am one of the founders of Djass – Association of Afrodescendants, a non-profit organization established in 2016 with the goal of combating racism and defending the rights of Afrodescendants. I led the association from 2016 to 2019.

In 2017, Djass proposed the creation of a Memorial in Tribute to Enslaved People.

My main interests include decolonizing processes of knowledge and culture production and reproduction, as well as constructing an alternative narrative about History and Memory.

Events with this Speaker

Friday, 29 September – 16:00 – 17:30How accountable is the cultural sector for the rise of far-right movements?Talks Room 1 – Hub Criativo do BeatoEvent Type :Cultural PoliciesRoundtable

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