Workshop #1: ‘Poverty, Tourism and Forced Labour’
Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regional lead: Norberto Ferreras, Professor of American History, Universidade Federal Fluminense
This workshop will bring together scholars who work on forced labour and poverty, with local activists and civil society organisations. Professor Ferreras will invite his contacts from the Landless Workers Movement (MST), including their lawyers and activists who campaign against forced labour. Representatives connected to the local phenomenon of ‘favela tourism’ will also attend, to interrogate the perspectives of poverty and poverty solutions produced by the tourist industry.