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LACIS Holofote: Former NAVE Visiting Scholar, Panmela Castro, Featured in PBS Newshour Interview


by Sarah Ripp (LACIS Outreach Coordinator)

In March 2012, LACIS co-sponsored (along with Vital Voices Global Partnership) a visit to Madison by Brazilian graffiti artist and women’s rights activist, Panmela Castro.  During her visit to Madison she engaged in a community workshops with middle and high schoolers at the Goodman Community Center and Lodi Community High School.  She also amazed folks with a live graffiti installation on the facade of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse in Madison. You can read more about her activities in Madison here.

Ms. Castro was recently featured in a PBS Newshour interview which aimed at shedding light on the use of art to combat violence again women in Brazil.