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Remembering Marielle: Agenda of Events in Rio and Around the World #1YearWithoutMarielle

One Year Without Marielle

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Today—Thursday, March 14, 2019—marks one year since the assassination of Rio city councilor Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. Born and raised in the Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone, and rising through adversity to the halls of Rio’s City Council, where the sociologist and human rights activist represented and advocated for numerous minorities in flesh and action—Afro-Brazilians, women, LGBT, favela residents, single mothers—Marielle has become an international symbol of resistance and grace. From March 11 to 17, social movements in Rio de Janeiro and around the world are holding events to commemorate Marielle’s life, what she fought for, and what her work represented. The following list includes memorials, cultural and political events, exhibitions, teach-ins, and more scheduled to take place this week.

Schedule of Events in Rio de Janeiro


Monday, March 11

7pm – Opening of “Marielle’s Times” Exhibition

Address: Maré Museum – Avenida Guilherme Maxwell, 26 – Maré
Organized by the Center for Studies and Solidarity Actions of Maré (CEASM) and the Maré Museum

Tuesday, March 12

6pm – “It’s for Marielle, It’s for Women’s Lives

Address: Maré Museum – Avenida Guilherme Maxwell, 26 – Maré
Organized by n-1 edições and the Leftist Judaism Collective

Thursday, March 14

All Day – “Dawn for Marielle Franco”

Address: Meeting points across Rio de Janeiro
Organized by the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) of Rio de Janeiro and other groups

All Day – “Marielle Semente” Celebration

Address: Cinelândia Square
Organized by 21 Days of Activism Against Racism

All Day – Justice Festival for Marielle and Anderson


Address: Cinelândia Square

Organized by the Marielle Franco Institute

  • 10am – Nondenominational mass at Candelária Church
  • 2pm – Open Lecture: “I Am Because We Are”
  • 4pm-10pm – “For Marielle and Anderson, I Rise” Cultural and Political Act in Cinelândia

9am-4pm – Theatrical Intervention for Marielle

Address: Theater of the Oppressed Center – Avenida Mem de Sá, 31 – Lapa
Organized by the School for Popular Theater

  • 9am-12pm – Creation of the artistic intervention
  • 1pm-4pm – Theatrical performance in the streets near Cinelândia Square

2pm-9:30pm – “Carolina, Abdias, and Marielle: Lives, Ancestrality, and Continuity

Address: Centro de Artes da Maré – Rua Bittencourt Sampaio, 181 – Maré
Organized by the Institute of Afro-Brazilian Studies and Research (IPEAFRO)

  • 2pm-5pm – IPEAFRO Soiree – Homage to Griots da Maré
  • 6pm-9:30pm – Exhibition Opening Ceremony – “Abdias Nascimento, the Art of a Warrior”

Friday, March 15

All Day – “Carolina, Abdias, and Marielle: Lives, Ancestrality, and Continuity

Organized by IPEAFRO

  • 9am-5pm – “Abdias Nascimento, the Art of a Warrior” Exhibition* – Centro de Artes da Maré – Rua Bittencourt Sampaio, 181 – Maré
  • 7pm-10pm – IPEAFRO Soiree – Abdias of Our Times – Casa com a Música, Rua Joaquim Silva, 67 – Lapa (near the Selarón Steps)

*Note: the exhibition will be open from March 15 to June 14, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm

Sunday, March 17

2pm – “I Am Because We Are” Soiree: Homage to Marielle and Anderson

Address: Conjunto Esperança Residents’ Association (AMACE), Rua Manoel Falcão A. Maranhão, 133 – Maré, Rio de Janeiro
Organized by Cia bUsina Teatral


Schedule of Events Around the World

Monday, March 11

7pm – Screening + Q&A: I, a Black Woman Resist

Address: Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC – USA
Organized by Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice – Washington, DC, CODEPINK and National Network for Democracy in Brazil

Tuesday, March 12

5pm-7pm – The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

Address: Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA – USA
Organized by David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies – Harvard University

Thursday, March 14

12pm-5pm – Marielle Franco: The Legacy of a Powerful Woman

Address: 320 West 37th Street, New York – USA
Organized by BRADO-NY, The People’s Forum, and Women of the Resistance Abroad

1:45pm-7pm – Black Feminisms Across the Americas: A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Address: Princeton University, Princeton – USA
Organized by Princeton University Brazil LAB

4pm-6pm – Structural Racism and Marielle Franco’s Legacy

Address: 4371 UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles – USA
Organized by Collective for a Democratic Brazil

4pm-7pm – Justice for Marielle Franco

Address: Dam, 1012, Amsterdam – Holland
Organized by Amsterdam for Democracy and Against the Coup

5pm-6:30pm – Remembering Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes

Address: Prime Minister’s Office, Elgin and Wellington Streets, Ottawa – Canada
Organized by Ottawa-Gatineau Solidarity with Democracy and Amnesty International Canada

5:30pm – One Year Without Marielle

Address: Faculty of Humanities, Montevideo – Uruguay
Organized by Marielle Franco Feminist Collective Uruguay

6pm-7pm – Act in Memory of Marielle Franco

Address: Place des Nations, 1202, Geneva – Switzerland
Organized by Coletivo GRITO

6pm-8pm – Marielle Present in Boston

Address: Harvard University Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge – USA
Organized by Harvard University

6pm-8pm – Marielle, Present! Justice for Marielle

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 40126, Bologna – Italy
Organized by Amnesty Bologna

6pm-8pm – Vigil in Memory of Marielle Franco

Address: Embassy of Brazil in London, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London – UK
Organized by Brazilian Women Against Fascism UK

6pm-9pm – Honoring Marielle Franco with Marcia Tiburi and Adjoa Jones

Address: NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, New York – USA
Organized by Defend Democracy in Brazil

6pm-9pm Flowers for Marielle Franco

Address: Obelisco, Buenos Aires – Argentina
Organized by Coletivo Passarinho

6:30pm – Vigil in Memory of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes

Address: Main Green, Brown University, Providence – USA
Organized by Brown University

6:30pm-8pm – Tribute to Marielle Franco

Address: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC – USA
Organized by Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice – Washington, DC, CODEPINK and National Network for Democracy in Brazil

6:30pm-8pm – Justice for Marielle

Address: Brazilian Embassy in Madrid, Fernando el Santo, 6, Madrid — Spain
Organized by Coletivo Maloka

6:30pm-8pm – Rally in Honor of Marielle Franco

Address: Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland – USA
Organized by Coletivo Desbordar and Brazil Solidarity Network

7pm-9pm – Solidarity: The Legacy of Marielle

Address: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne — Australia
Organized by Melbourne Climate Save

7pm-10pm – Celebrating the Life of Marielle Franco

Address: Möckernstraße 72, Berlin – Germany
Organized by Afropolitan Berlin

7pm-10pm – Rally in Memory of Marielle Franco

Address: Waisenhausplatz, 3011, Bern – Switzerland
Organized by Cooperaxion

Friday, March 15

10am-2pm – Black Feminisms Across the Americas: A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Address: Princeton University, Princeton – USA
Organized by Princeton University Brazil LAB

Saturday, March 16

1pm-3pm – Demand Justice for Marielle Franco

Address: Pacific Avenue (in front of O’Neill’s surf shop), Santa Cruz – USA
Organized by Grupo Re-Existir

2pm-6pm – Événement : Un an après l’assassinat de Marielle Franco

Address: CICP, 21 ter rue Voltaire, 75011 Paris — France
Organized by Autres Brésils and Coletiva Marielles – France

3pm-5pm – Marielle’s March in Boston

Address: Boston Common (march toward the Brazilian Consulate), Boston – USA
Organized by Resist Brasil

3pm-6pm – Marielle Present! Anderson Present! 

Address: Plas des Arts, 175 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montreal – Canada
Organized by Coletivo Brasil-Montreál

4pm-6pm – Justice for Marielle Bogotá

Address: Plaza de Bolívar, Carrera 7, Bogotá – Colombia