Religion preserved the black identity in Brazil. In a country dominated by slavery — with about 4 million Africans imported to the nation by the 19th century — Rachel Elizabeth Harding said it was the birth of Afro-Brazilian religions in a time of dehumanization and oppression that helped blacks in Brazil keep hold of their traditions and their sense of self.
With the exception of Canada, Brian Winter said that Brazil is “the country in the Americas that is most similar to ours in terms of its history, its ethnic makeup and, perhaps most strikingly, the way it sees the world.”
Burdick, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University, will examine devotions to and meanings of Anastacia, as well as what continues to be deep racial inequality in Brazil, in a lecture titled “Racial Inequality and Religious Belief in Brazil: The Mysterious Case of Slave Anastacia” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
The global financial crisis of 2008 halted most countries’ economies, but Deborah Wetzel said the Brazilian financial system has shown consistent growth since 2003 — and she doesn’t see an end to that growth in the near future.
Standing under a photograph that he took of a shirtless, 15-year-old street kid high on industrial glue, National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner recalled the destitution that he encountered while photographing the lives of “glue kids” in northeastern Brazil in the late 1990s.
Leslie Mathis, Chautauqua Institution’s digital communication manager, believes that Twitter has the ability to create more new connections within Chautauqua Institution’s community.
Kenneth P. Serbin, professor and chair in the Department of History at the University of San Diego, will give a lecture titled “The Impact of Brazilian Catholicism” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, award-winning National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner will begin this week’s theme of “Brazil: A Rising Superpower” by looking back on his journey through Brazil with photos that not only show the beauty throughout the South American country, but also its history from the people on whose backs it was built.
Space and freedom, both iconic of the American West, are the pillars of the Church of Scientology, said Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office.
Maggie Bonner stands at attention behind the high-definition JVC video camera in the Amphitheater, framing a shot of the podium. Backstage, Jake Walsh tweaks the volume settings on his soundboard as the voice of the morning’s speaker, Cynthia J. Truelove, booms from the speakers above his head. In the muted control room in the basement of the library, Matt Wilson and Steve Rudman finish up the edits on the DVD they’ve made of Patrick Griffin’s lecture from the day before.