Áurea Carolina de Freitas e Silva is a sociologist, political scientist and Brazilian Marxist, elected to the Municipality of Belo Horizonte for the Socialism and Freedom Party. She is an activist of the struggles for the inclusion of women, youth and the black population. She was elected federal deputy in the general elections of 2018.

She holds a degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, a specialist in Gender and Equality, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

She was the most voted councilwoman of Belo Horizonte (MG) in the 2016 elections, with 17,420 votes, reaching the highest vote for the legislative chamber of the mining capital of the last twelve years and becoming the woman with the highest number of votes in the history of the city.

She presented her candidacy to the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections. She was elected with 162,740 votes, the fifth largest vote of the state, thus becoming the first federal MP of PSOL elected in Minas Gerais.

She resigned the mandate in the City Hall on November 9, 2018, for the planning of the mandate in Brasilia from 2019. In her place in the municipal legislature, Bella Gonçalves (PSOL), first deputy of the coalition, took office.

We are proud of her  and recognize her as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent 2019 Politics and Governance category.

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