Black November has already started with a vast program of events in Salvador. In the month dedicated to combating racism, debates, shows, exhibitions, exhibitions, training, etc. are planned.
The Museums maintained by the Institute of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (IPAC) – Solar do Ferrão, MAM, MAB and MAC – will have exhibitions and other special programs throughout the month, including lectures, seminars, musical and cinema events. Furthermore, on the 20th, the ordinance creating the working group will be officially announced, within the scope of IPAC, to analyze the remaining quilombo areas in Bahia. The objective is to outline listing and registration policies to protect these spaces.
This Monday (13), Instituto Commbne: Communication based on race, innovation and ethnicity will hold the Seminar Commbne – Afrodiasporic Connections, from 9am to 4pm, in the auditorium of the Faculty of Communication (FACOM) of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).
The event brings names such as researcher and pan-Africanist Miguel de Barros, from Guinea-Bissau; filmmaker and screenwriter Viviane Ferreira, CEO of Spcine and master from the University of Brasília (UnB); Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto, director of the National Archives; Rosane Borges, journalist, researcher and doctor in communication sciences from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP); and Naiara Evangelo, journalist, PhD in communications from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and communications advisor for the SETA Project (Education System for an Anti-Racist Transformation).
At the Sociedade Protetora dos Desvalidos (SPD), an important black entity created in the 19th century, the program of events continues until December. Exhibitions by guest artists can be visited until December 7th. Furthermore, on the 23rd at 2pm, the Gira Dudu Aye: Black Lives in Focus will be held; on the 30th, also at 2pm, Gira Agbara Dudu: Salvador City Hall 2024 under discussion; and on December 7th at 2pm, Gira Ile Afara: Building Intercontinental Bridges in the Black Diaspora.
Next Wednesday (15), the Coletivo de Terreiros do Engenho Velho of the Federation will hold, at 2pm, the 19th Walk to End Violence and Religious Hatred, with a concentration at the end of the neighborhood.
The Bahia Health Department (Sesab) will also hold a series of lectures and training seminars on the health of the black population, some of which will be online. And on the 30th, Sesab launches the 3rd Health Notice for the Black Population with Emphasis on Sickle Cell Disease and the Impact of Racism on Health.
The highlight of the program, National Black Awareness Day concentrates the largest number of actions. At 7am, the União de Negras e Negros Pela Igualdade (Unegro) promotes the 15th washing of the Zumbi dos Palmares Statue, in Praça da Sé.
The Coordination of Black Entities (Conen) organizes the 44th Zumbi and Dandara dos Palmares March, at 2 pm, leaving from Praça do Campo Grande. The 20th Freedom Walk, an initiative of the Forum of Black Entities, takes place in front of Senzala do Barro Preto, in Curuzu, at the same time.
Also on the 20th, the Afrofuturism Festival – Year V will open, which will take place simultaneously in ten spaces in the Historic Center until November 21st. Promoted by the social organization Vale do Dendê, the event features thematic panels, cultural presentations and afrotourism activities.
The International Colloquium of African Ambassadors begins on the 21st, at 7pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, with performances by the Bahia Folklore Ballet and Lazzo Matumbi.
Source: BdF Bahia
Editing: Gabriela Amorim