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Camila Pitanga. Photo: Vincent Rosenblatt / Aliança Francesa.
Camila Pitanga. Photo: Vincent Rosenblatt / Aliança Francesa.

Alliance Française celebrates "International Women's Day of Struggle" in a special podcast of the series "Researching Minds"

Alliance Française celebrates “International Women’s Day of Struggle” in a special podcast of the “Researching Minds” series on the contribution of women to science and technology. The narration in Portuguese is by actress Camila Pitanga, godmother of the project in Brazil.

The second episode of the “Researcher Minds” series takes place on the 8 March, on the “AFluência” poscast channel with narration of the Brazilian version of the actress Camila Pitanga who portrays the biomedical doctor Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Brazilian scientist and member of the team that mapped the first genomes of the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Brazil. Stream on major streaming platforms (Spotify and Deezer).





On the same day there will be a debate on “ecology and feminism”, with the political scientist and historian, Francoise Verges, from the climate activist and Young UN Ambassador, Amanda da Cruz Costa and Master in Educational Systems and Public Policy, Thanisia Cruz. The event will be broadcast via YouTube from Aliança Francesa Brasil, from 19h.

The podcast “Seeking Heads“, or “Researching Minds“, written by French journalist Clémentine Spiler, presents a series of portraits designed to highlight the Lusophone and Francophone women who have marked and still mark the history of the sciences. Broadcast in French and Portuguese, the narration of the Brazilian version was in charge of the actress Camila Pitanga, godmother of the project in Brazil. Camila recorded her participation in the podcast production studio of the French Alliance, Botafogo, between november 2021 and February 2022.

The project is an initiative of Aliança Francesa in partnership with Embassy of France and the Institut Français and is part of Affluence, the podcast channel of the French Alliance of Rio de Janeiro, streamed on major streaming platforms (Spotify and Deezer).

There will be a total of six episodes in the series "Researching Minds”, each one focused on the trajectory of a scientist of French or Brazilian origin.

On 8 March, International Women's Day, At 7 pm, the second episode of the series will be broadcast, which features the narration in Portuguese by actress Camila Pitanga, the portrait of the biomedical scientist and scientist, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, PhD in human pathology, which distinguished itself for coordinating the team responsible for sequencing the genome of the Coronavirus in just 48 hours after the detection of the first case of COVID-19 in the country.

The first episode of the series "Researching Minds” was launched in November on the occasion of the November Digital (Digital November) and presented the researcher's speeches, Alice Recoque (1929 – 2021). French, computer engineer, she directed the Mitra mini-computer development project 15, responsible for controlling robots and security systems inside nuclear power plants, pilot missiles and ships and calculate scientific experiments.

Between March and July, episodes about the scientists will still be released Cynthia Sinyeue, Marie Curie, Nise da Silveira and Sonia Guimaraes.

The podcast is available on major streaming platforms, like Spotify, Deezer e Apple Podcasts, and through the Afluence channel website: https://feeds.transistor.fm/mentes-pesquisadoras-tetes-chercheuses

During the month of March, francophone month, the book office of the French Embassy in Brazil and the French Alliances of Belém and São Paulo launch the cycle of debates “Thinking about ecology from the Amazon and Caribbean worlds”. The 4 meetings of this cycle of debates aim to explore and cross the ecological challenges and post-colonial issues in the Amazon and Caribbean worlds, within the scope of the continuity of the debates initiated by the Noite das Ideias 2020 (major annual event organized by the French Embassy in Brazil) on the theme of the forest, and the Night of Ideas 2021 in Belém on Pan-Amazonian Identities. Each table discusses, within their own themes, crucial current affairs, articulating them with post-colonial challenges and racial issues, on the other hand, and the ecology, another. The cycle aims to create synergies of reflection and cooperation through a regional approach between Brazil, French Guiana and the French-speaking Caribbean, also adding francophone Africa.

The same day 8 March there will be a debate on “ecology and feminism”, with the participation of the political scientist and historian, Francoise Verges, from the climate activist and Young UN Ambassador, Amanda da Cruz Costa and the Master in Educational Systems and Public Policy, Thanisia Cruz. The event will be broadcast via YouTube from Aliança Francesa Brasil, from 19h.

was a french writer, Francoise d'Eaubonne, who first introduced the term “ecological feminism” in 1974 in order to “draw attention to the potential of women to lead an ecological revolution”. this concept, originally, should allow “to explore the nature of the connections between the unjustified domination of women and nature” and, more generally, show that patriarchy and capitalism oppress nature as much as women. the guest Francoise Verges is a decolonial feminist, another feminist movement that also aims to achieve intersectionality and convergence of struggles against sexism, the racism, capitalism and imperialism. In this meeting with Amanda Cruz da Costa, young UN climate ambassador, and moderated by Thanisia Cruz, ecology topics will be addressed, feminism, decolonization and its correlations.

French Alliance in the world

The Alliance Française is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is the diffusion of the French language and of French and francophone cultures. For this, it promotes the teaching of the French language and offers francophone cultural activities. It grants specific certificates of language proficiency and knowledge. In Brazil, it also offers Portuguese courses for foreigners. The French Alliances network has schools in France for foreign students and more than 800 units 132 countries, where they study about 500.000 people. Each center has autonomy, but, they all work in close relationship with the Parisian matrix – the Fondation Alliance française.

French Alliance in Brazil

In Brazil, the French Alliance has been present since 1885 and is the only French language teaching course recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. Its first center was founded in Rio de Janeiro, just two years after the creation of the headquarters, in Paris.

With the most advanced pedagogical methods and technical resources in teaching French, the Brazilian network has 34 French Alliances and more than 45 deployments, distributed all over the country. The National Coordination of Brazil is located in Rio de Janeiro and coordinates pedagogical and cultural teaching activities throughout the country..

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Researching Minds Series – 21st episode

Theme: Contribution of women to science and technology with the participation of biomedical Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Brazilian scientist.

Day: 8 March, Tuesday

Time: 19 hours

The podcast is available on major streaming platforms, like Spotify, Deezer e Apple Podcasts, and through the Afluence channel website: https://feeds.transistor.fm/mentes-pesquisadoras-tetes-chercheuses

debate on: “ecology and feminism”

Day: 8 March, Tuesday

Detailed Exhibitions:

Francoise Verges, political scientist and historian;

Amanda da Cruz Costa, climate activist and UN Youth Ambassador;

Thanisia Cruz, Master in Educational Systems and Public Policy.

Stream via YouTube from Aliança Francesa Brasil, from 19h :

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