VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE:

THE VIVA RIO STORY

Tuesday, October 26, 2004   2:30pm – 4:00pm


Location: Room 170, Urban Life Building
Sponsored by: Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Institute of Public   Health, College of Health and Human Sciences; Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, College of Law; and the Partnership for Urban Health Research

Description of Event

a public lecture

DR. MARIA HELENA MOREIRA
Director of International Programs,
Viva Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reception to follow the lecture

Additional Event Notes

Dr. Moreira, an internationally-known political economist, who has taught at leading universities in the US and Latin America and actively works for political, social and economic change with non-governmental groups throughout the Americas. 

Viva Rio is a leading human rights organization that has been fighting for over a decade to end public violence in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Dr. Moreira will describe Viva Rio’s remarkable growth and explain its successful, innovative, grass roots interventions efforts to combat urban violence – efforts that continue to receive worldwide interest and acclaim.

Urban Life Building is located on Piedmont Ave in between the College of Law and the New Student Center - One Block from the Georgia State Marta Station.

Open to the Public

For more information, call: Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, (404) 651-2265