Women October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Inspired by their murdered colleague, these black women are running for office in Brazil

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm

October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Women

Dani Monterio — RioOnWatch

Dani Monterio

The 27-year-old is the youngest candidate running for state representative for PSOL – a leftist party. Born and raised in the favela of Zinco in Complexo do São Carlos, in Central Rio, Monterio benefited from affirmative action policies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in the social sciences program and is part of the first generation of her family to access higher education.

She was an advisor to Marielle Franco and is part of the Unified Black Movement (MNU), as well as, the founder of the RUA Anti-Capitalist Youth Movement. Her agenda includes feminism, the right to the city, public education, and youth.

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