Ana Paula Lisboa - a proud daughter of black blue-collar workers - is 27 years old and the oldest of four siblings. As a resident of the Maré favela complex in Rio, she acts in the territory through social initiatives such as “Coletivo Palafita” (Collective Fortification), “Agência de Redes Para Juventude” (Network for Youth Agency) as well as various productions with a focus on favela art and culture. A writer since the age of fourteen and a recent college graduate in Portuguese Language and Literature, Ana has published tales and poems in national and international collections, including “Estrelas Vagabundas,” “26 New Authors of FLUPP” (literary party of the periphery) and “Je Suis Favela.” In December of 2014 Ana received the 1st “Carolina de Jesus Prize,” an award extended to individuals who have changed their lives through literature. Since 2011, she has been part of the Network for Youth Agency’s working team, first acting as a Territory Mediator for the communities of City of God and Borel and now working as a Methodology Coordinator.
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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