Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions in Sustainable Development Fri 11/02/12
Lecture by Dr. Theresa Williamson
The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Department of Anthropology present A Lecture by Dr. Theresa Williamson, Founder and Director, Catalytic Communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; to be followed by a discussion with GSU students who have recently studied abroad in Rio. About the Speaker: Dr. Williamson has a Ph.D. from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, Catalytic Communities: The Birth of a Dot Org, won the 2005 Gill-Chin Lim Award for Best Dissertation on International Planning. She has been interviewed or featured in articles about Catalytic Communities on NPR, on the Brazilian network Globo, and in Marie Claire, among others. About Catalytic Communities: Since 2000, this non-profit organization has played an important part in highlighting sustainable and creative practices that emerge from favela communities. In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, CatComm is the only organization in Rio working at the intersection of community development, social media, and global networks. CatComm has worked with over 2000 leaders in more than 250 low-income communities in Rio. This talk is open to the public. Snacks will be served. For more info, contact Cassandra White, firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Anthropology, Georgia State University. Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4:00PM Free Shows are just that - FREE! No tickets, no reservations… just show up and enjoy the performance. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.