On Thursday, January 10, Sports Editor of The Nation and author of “Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy,” Dave Zirin, and Georgetown Brazil historian and author of “Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas,” Bryan McCann, will be hosting a fundraiser for Catalytic Communities entitled Defend Democracy In Brazil: Politics and Music at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, from 6:30-8:30pm (235 Carroll St NW). We will also be blessed with the beautiful live samba and forró of Pablo Regis! Please come out to learn about the current political situation in Brazil, show solidarity, enjoy amazing live Brazilian music, and learn about CatComm’s work with favela organizers across Rio de Janeiro. And please spread the word to friends, colleagues, and neighbors, and help us make this a big event.
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