Over the last few months, MSJC has been having many conversations with activists in Brazil. In these conversations we have seen that the struggles we share are many: poor housing, police violence, a criminalization of our communities and many more.
Because of these issues, we are coming together to think of strategies we can share with each other, and ways to offer stronger and deeper solidarity.
In particular, we have started working with Coletivo Papo Reto, a community organization in the favela of Complexo do Alemao in Rio de Janeiro, that uses community journalism to document state violence and human rights abuses in their neighbourhood, and also to change the narratives used to talk about their community.
We continue working on these people-centre collaborations to learn from each other and care for each other, and create community-centre visions. We welcome you all to be a part of this solidarity!