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The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

Written by Sara Moreira · Translated by Janet Gunter On 20 April 2014 @ 10:19 am | 3 Comments

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The media and racial stereotypes [1] [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic of a new podcast. An interview [2] with Grada Kilomba [3], academic of Santomean origin at the Humboldt University Berlin, translated into Portuguese in the first program of Radio AfroLis, touches on the nature of racism in Europe.

The role of the media, of black and white in the struggle against racism is also analyzed in this program by the researcher in the area of religious studies and white studies, Elisabete Cátia Suzana, University of Uppsala (Sweden).

Radio Afrolis [4] presents itself as an “africanized experience of Lisbon” that intends to “reveal facets of an emerging black consciousness in Portugal”

Para alguns afrodescendentes a cidade de Lisboa é claramente a sua cidade. Para outros Lisboa é uma cidade como outra qualquer, apesar de terem nascido ou de sempre terem vivido nela. Outros há que rejeitam Lisboa porque sentem que não é o seu lugar.

No caso dos afrodescendentes negros, a questão da pertença relaciona-se com a sua fraca representação nos media, assim como em espaços sociais diversificados, mas principalmente, com o racismo. E surge a questão: Eu como negro ou negra, africano, africana devo/ posso/quero assumir-me como lisboeta? E serão precisamente as inúmeras combinações de respostas que vamos apresentar nos episódios do nossos podcast.

Acompanhem-nos por serem afrodescententes, por interesse na temática, pela vontade de conhecer outras vivências de Lisboa, ou até mesmo por quererem acrescentar algo à discussão!

For some of African descent the city of Lisbon is clearly their city. For others Lisbon is a city like any other, in spite of being born there or having always lived there. Others reject Lisbon because they feel it is not their place.

In the case of African-descended black people, the question of belonging relates to their poor representation in the media, as well as in other kinds of social spaces, but principally, it relates to racism. The question arises: as a black person, African, should I/can I/do I want to assert by identity as a Lisbonite? It will be precisely the numerous combinations of responses that we will present in the episodes of our podcast.

Follow along as African-descended Portuguese, or because you are interested in the topic, wanting to get to know other experiences of Lisbon, or even because you'd like to add something to the discussion!

Follow on Facebook [5]Soundcloud [6] and the blog radioafrolis.com [7].


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URLs in this post:

[1] media and racial stereotypes: http://radioafrolis.com/2014/04/17/programa-1-media-e-estereotipos-raciais/

[2] interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj3esOI11Pg

[3] Grada Kilomba: http://gradakilomba.com/

[4] Radio Afrolis: http://radioafrolis.com/sobre/

[5] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/R%C3%A1dio-AfroLis/1486062028283798

[6] Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/r-dio-afrolis

[7] radioafrolis.com: http://radioafrolis.com/

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