CANCELED -- Fake news Brazil: How a Misinformation Campaign has Aroused Hatred of Minorities and Negatively Impacted Democracy in Brazil

Participants : 
  • Jean Wyllys, Brazilian lecturer, journalist, and politician 
Event Date: 
March 16, 2020
Event Time: 
1014 Tisch Hall
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This lecture has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event in Fall 2020.


Jean Wyllys was Brazil’s first openly gay federal congressman.  His platform focused on human rights, the rights of minorities, and positive policies for social and political inclusion of marginalized communities.  A vocal opponent of current President Jair Bolsonaro, since 2018, Wyllys has been in exile and is currently a Visiting Researcher at Hutchins Center, Harvard University.  He is continuing his work as a journalist, writer, and human rights advocate, with a focus on LGBTQ+ rights.  Previous publications include five books and innumerable articles in a variety of academic and non-academic venues.

Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Department of Women's Studies; Department of History.