Catalytic Communities

Community Organizing and Keys to Resistance in Pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Catalytic Communities

Theresa Williamson speaks on CatComm's community organizing in Rio's favelas.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Public Affairs Building
Room 2355

Dr. Theresa Williamson, a city planner, is the executive director of Catalytic Communities (CatComm), a Rio de Janeiro-based organization that provides media/networking support to favela communities. She is an outspoken and respected advocate on behalf of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to help ensure they are recognized for their heritage status and their residents fully served as equal citizens, with four opinion pieces published in The New York Times.

To RSVP, visit

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Download File: Catalytic-Communities_final-Edits-e2-a0m.pdf

Sponsor(s): , Latin American Institute, UCLA Global Public Affairs