Sept 2017: ‘Poverty, Inequality and Forced Labour'
11 September 2017
Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regional lead: Norberto Ferreras, Professor of American History, Universidade Federal Fluminense
This workshop brought together scholars who work on forced labour and poverty, with local activists and civil society organisations. Professor Ferreras invited his contacts from the Landless Workers Movement (MST), including their lawyers and activists who campaign against forced labour. Representatives connected to the local phenomenon of ‘favela tourism’ also attended, to interrogate the perspectives of poverty and poverty solutions produced by the tourist industry.