Gisela Casimiro

Associação Cavaleiros de São Brás

Amadora, Portugal · Writing

Gisela Casimiro (Guinea-Bissau) is a writer, artist, performer and activist, currently residing and working in Lisbon, Portugal.

Established in 2004, Associação Cavaleiros de São Brás is a collaborative project fighting to keep children and teenagers off the streets and in school via an after-school project called Boba Educa. The association promotes cultural events, along with sports, vacations and celebrations for families of mostly African heritage. The aim is to build a mindful, accessible and inclusive library and reading and writing habits in families to increase literacy and empowerment against poverty, racism and social class prejudice.

Image courtesy Filipe Ferreira

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