Calling police to account in Bairro da Paz

This post is mostly about a recent event in a community in Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia, which I began to study in 2006. Bairro da Paz is an irregular settlement with a population of 60,000 residents, formed by a land invasion during the last years of military rule. The remarkable … Continue reading Calling police to account in Bairro da Paz

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UFBA rector participates in Apompaz’s tenth birthday party

In the evening of May 27, Instituto Apompaz celebrated its tenth birthday with a special seminar on Education, Youth and Social Participation in the Avan├žar Community Centre in Bairro da Paz, Salvador, Bahia. Apompaz is a voluntary organisation that was created by a group of young people living in the neighbourhood itself to give a … Continue reading UFBA rector participates in Apompaz’s tenth birthday party