Backwards and in Heels: Gender Inequity
Dr. Jeanne Buckley
First Year Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum
Marielle Franco was a Black, Brazilian activist (1979-2018) who rose from the favelas (poor areas) of Rio de Janeiro to be elected as a councilwoman in Rio's election of 2016. Franco was known for exposing the violence waged in the favelas by Brazil's military and police under the "pretense of maintaining law and order," as well as how the militia wields power over those who live in the favelas. In addition to detailing Franco's life, activism and death, this paper also explains the history and development of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the negative attitudes held against the marginalized people who live there.
Sanches, Rhaissa, "Marielle Franco" (2020). Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works. 60.