Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
Sociedade Cultural Missões Quilombo
This description of Hernani Francisco da Silva's work was prepared when Hernani Francisco da Silva was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Hernani da Silva is addressing the social and economic exclusion of blacks in Brazil by combating racism within Brazil's fastest-growing religious segment: evangelical churches. He is building bridges to the secular Black Movement and government. Hernani is also launching human rights campaigns and stimulating a debate on racism between ministers and congregation members to find answers to social, racial, and economic exclusion.
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