Ana Paulina Lee comments on community networks and organizing in Brazilian favelas for VICE

November 12, 2020 – Topics of Interest

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian cultures Ana Paulina Lee commented on the interdependent culture of Brazilian favelas for VICE in the COVID era. Seeking to memorialize residents of the pandemic, the Rio Favela museum is a project led by researchers to highlight the self-preserving and self-representative nature of the favelas under an authoritarian government.

“[Favelas] have this long history of social organizing and already had these networks in place,” said Ana Paulina Lee, assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian cultures at Columbia University, “You see a really common thing across many favelas is that they started doing their own public health ads and getting the resources to people.”

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