By Cláudio Antônio Klaus Júnior
Jun 28, 2023 | 12:47 PM
The Religious Freedom Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association’s branch in Juiz de Fora (OAB/JF), with the crucial support of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s local chapter (JRCLS), took a significant step in addressing societal ills with their recent event on June 22nd, titled “Intolerance and Religious Issues: A Debate on Racism”. This enlightening discussion took place at the Auditorium of the Superior School of Advocacy (ESA/JF).
Two distinguished figures led the lectures: Mariana Gino, a Substitute Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, and Marcony Coutinho, a representative from the Unified Black Movement (MNU) and Parliamentary Advisor in Juiz de Fora. They offered incisive perspectives on religious racism and the ongoing problems surrounding this issue.
The event was further distinguished by the participation of Pierre Portes dos Santos, President of the OAB/JF’s Religious Freedom Commission and JRCLS Chair of his local chapter, and Júlia Maria Junqueira de Barros, a member of the same commission. Their presence underscored the importance of this discussion in legal circles, and demonstrated the considerable commitment of both OAB/JF and JRCLS in combating these societal issues.