The Center for Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Studies (NEABI) launched in 2015 and the Center for Studies on Gender and Sexuality (NUGS) built in 2016, came together to organize a pioneering action at the IFSP: an institutional program for teaching, research and extension .
The program aims to organize a set of teaching, research and extension actions, which effectively contribute to the promotion and valorization of ethnic-racial diversity, as well as the fight against all forms of discrimination and prejudice based on gender issues, acting against and in order to overcome racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and all forms of discourse and practices that harm people's dignity and emancipation.
Educator Caroline Jango, the program's coordinator, said that this is the first initiative organized in this model at the institution. According to her, it was necessary to work together with the nuclei and the provost's offices for teaching, research and extension to make the proposal feasible. Still according to Caroline, for the implementation of this action, three calls for proposals were selected that selected projects with support for scholarship holders and, based on this selection, 21 projects were spread out over 14 IFSP campuses.
For Professor Adelino Oliveira, coordinator of NEABI, this action will make possible the training of teachers and students, of the internal and external community, through the production of didactic material, cultural activities, debates and reflections, rescue of memory and history through various actions such as events, courses and extension projects, research and teaching projects, which will provide the IFSP external and internal community with the possibility of building critical knowledge about the ethnic-racial theme and related to gender issues and the person's identity processes, in different perspectives on a close and intrinsic relationship with human rights education.
The Araraquara, Caraguatatuba, Jacareí, Salto, São Paulo, Sorocaba, Matão Suzano, Itaquaquecetuba, Piracicaba, São Miguel Paulista, Ilha Solteira and Hortolândia campuses are already benefiting from the projects' actions.
Professor Luciano Lira, coordinator of NUGS, reiterates the importance of this project, emphasizing that the initiative is anchored in the perspective of intersectionality, thus enabling the study of the overlapping of social identities and systems of oppression, domination and discrimination, that is, a gain for all the academic community in terms of reflection, research and learning.
The Dean of the Institution, together with the Dean of Administration, secured the budget for the realization of this program, thus consolidating an institution's policy of promoting ethnic-racial and gender diversity initiated with the creation of the nuclei.
Below you can see the titles of the projects that make up the program and their respective coordinators.
- Training for the emancipation and autonomy of women in situations of social vulnerability: a case study of a project of the IFSP women program - Coordinator: Josilda Maria Belther;
- Short videos as educational tools against hate speech and fake News - Coordinator: Ricardo Roberto Plaza Teixeira;
- Educational activities on culture and science as tools to reflect on different forms of prejudice - Coordinator: Ricardo Roberto Plaza Teixeira;
- Sexuality education: an intersectional study based on the perception of elementary school teachers from the public school system in Jacareí-SP - Coordinator: Renata Plaza Teixeira;
- Suicide in the LGBT population: an analysis of the intersectionality between gender and race based on the report of professionals working in the mental health area in Jacareí-SP - Coordinator: Renata Plaza Teixeira;
- It seems, but it is not always - the use of black subjects in the mainstream Brazilian media - Coordinator: Leonardo Borges da Cruz;
- LGBT + diversity and inclusion in tourist organizations: a study of student perceptions about employing companies - Coordinator: Marcos Hideyuki Yokoyama;
- Modern practices in the teaching of Modern and Contemporary Physics as a tool for the initiation of high school students in the scientific career - Coordinator: Diego Rafael Nespeque Correa;
- Ubuntu Reading Club - Coordinator: Valquíria Pereira Tenório;
- Ubuntu: integration and development of the Haitian community in Salto - Coordinator: Williana Angelo da Silva;
- Construction site school of low-cost construction techniques in the quilombo of Caçandoca - Coordinator: Francisco Fabbro Neto;
- Girls in MasterClass - an invitation to Particle Physics - Coordinator: Cleide Matheus Rizzatto
- Science Board: Cultural Diversity - Coordinator: Cathia Alves;
- Music as an educational tool to combat prejudice -Coordinator: Ricardo Roberto Plaza Teixeira;
- Conceição Evaristo at school: reading and writing (experience) in “The stories of slight mistakes and similarities” - Coordinator: Tais Matheus da Silva;
- Everyday and Gender at School - Coordinator: Adelino Francisco Oliveira;
- Sexuality education in the school context: an intersectional study from the perception of elementary school teachers from public schools in Jacareí, SP - Coordinator: Renata Teixeira Plaza;
- Dislikes what is not known to exist: catalog of Afro-Brazilian and indigenous Brazilian women writers - Coordinator: Silas Luiz Alves Silva;
- Teaching about gender, sexuality and race through podcasts - Coordinator: Marcos da Cruz Alves Siqueira;
- Thinking intersectional feminism in place from school experiences and the collective MariElla - Coordinator: Mariana Traldi;
- On language, gender and race in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “Americanah” - Coordinator: Stefanie Fernanda Pistoni Della Rosa.