Sharing the Change, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Luciana Genro, Sharing the Change, Porto Alegre.
Luciana Genro is a teacher, lawyer and one of the founders of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in Brazil. She started her political activism in the Worker’s Party and has served four terms as regional and national congresswoman. Kicked out from PT in 2003 for disagreeing with the party’s political changes and liberal reforms, she started the movement to create PSOL, whose foundation took place in 2004. In 2008 she ran for the City Hall of Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, receiving 10% of the votes. And in 2014 she ran for Presidency, gathering 1.612.186 votes and scoring the 4th position. One of the pillars of Luciana’s campaigns has always been the matter of democracy’s radicalization and people’s empowerment. This year she’s the leading candidate of Brazil’s municipal elections in Porto Alegre and has launched a digital platform named “Sharing the Change”, inspired in the experience held by Podemos to make a collaborative government’s plan with the citizienship.
Luciana Genro is the author of two books: The collapse of the Worker’s Party and the present of the socialist struggle, written with her fellow from PSOL, Roberto Robaina; and Human Rights – Brazil in the dock. She is also founder of “Emancipa”, a popular school that helps low income young people to get in the university.
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