Federal deputy Fernanda Melchionna (PSOL-RS) launched her first, called “Is all this feminism? A vision about stories, struggles and women”, last Saturday night (11), at the 69th Porto Alegre Book Fair. The autograph session was attended by important names in Brazilian politics.
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Among those present were the former senator Heloísa Helena (Rede), the former governor of RS Olívio Dutra (PT), the president of PSOL-RS, Luciana Genro, the PSOL councilors in Porto Alegre Roberto Robaina and Pedro Ruas, the former vice governor of RS Miguel Rossetto (PT), federal deputy Orlando Silva (PCdoB), as well as hundreds of supporters, friends, parliamentarians and trade unionists.
In “Is All This Feminism?”, the author draws on her years of experience fighting to defend women’s rights and debates on gender, feminism and public policies in the most different social, cultural and media spaces, to make a historical review of the feminist struggle in the world, from a class, historical and anti-oppression perspective. This is Fernanda’s debut work, who is the first federal deputy in the history of the Chamber with a degree in Librarianship.
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“I had wanted to write for some time and feminism seemed to me to be the most latent topic to be addressed, as it is the agenda that guides all my parliamentary work and life activism. I was very surprised to see the huge queue that took part in the autograph session. Even with all the rain that fell during the day, people did not fail to attend. It was an honor to autograph each of the books and I hope that it serves as a fighting tool, as an inspiration, as a motivation to everyone who joins the women’s struggle”, says the deputy.
The book is published by Editora de Cultura and is part of the Contemporary Concerns Collection, directed by academics Caio Riter and Diego Pautasso.
Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira