Angela Guimarães is Brazil’s Sub-Secretary of Youth and the President of the National Council on Youth (CONJUVE). She initiated her political trajectory at the Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, acting as the general coordinator of the university’s student movement. From 2001 to 2010, Angela took part in the state and national directing teams of the Socialist Youth Union (UJS) and the Black Union for Equality (UNEGRO), and played a strong role in struggles against bus-fare increases and for the approval of affirmative action initiatives for Black students in public universities. For three years, she worked in the public management of the Department of Actions for Social Repair at the municipality of Passé, in rural Bahia, and was responsible for the implementation of public policies directed at women, youth and the Black population. Angela has been an active player in CONJUVE since 2007 and participated in the very first management team of Bahia’s Youth Council. She has a degree in sociology from the Federal University of Bahia.
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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