Moira Millan accuses the sociologist of being a “man chauvinist” and “violent”.
In the video – which was released on YouTube by the Universa platform after the publication of the article by the three researchers denouncing the harassment at CES – Moira tells Ivana Millán that all this happened in 010, when she went to Coimbra, at the invitation of the sociologist, to teach graduate studies .
During that conference, at which she called the honorary director of CES “male” and “violent,” Moira Ivana Millan explains why she didn’t immediately condemn the episode: “I didn’t have the courage to say because I’m a Mapuche Indigenous woman, an activist. I’m not an academic.” ”
Shortly after the situation, she admits that she was “devastated” by the situation and says she revealed the incident to an Argentine woman who advised her not to report it: “Don’t speak up. It’s the left in Portugal and in Argentina no one will believe you because it’s seen as a teacher of leftist thought.” .
Moira Ivana Milan claims she agreed not to disclose.
But he mentions “telling the truth” whenever Boaventura Souza Santos’ name is mentioned in events, as was the case in the conference in which he participated. “I have to tell the truth and say who is who,” he emphasized during the videotaped intervention. He adds, “He knows the truth” and “He does not deceive me.”Four years ago, Moira Ivana Millan reported the same episode in an interview with an internet radio station in Argentina, in which she also accused Boaventura sociologist Souza Santos of being “sexist” and “racist”.
No complaint reached the Lisbon Law School
The foundation revealed on Thursday that no harassment complaint had ever reached court in the past year to the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (FDUL), and it is developing a code of conduct to prevent and combat harassment.
A year ago, the FDUL Board of Education opened a complaint hotline, and in just 11 days it received 50 complaints of harassment and discrimination, which accused 10% of the college’s professors.
Among the defendants was a teacher who was targeted by nine complaints and two others, each of whom was charged with five crimes. All the denunciations were anonymous, and the educational council prepared a report that “the college sent to the Public Prosecution Office, which proceeded to archive it,” explained the press office of the Law School in Lusa.
At that time, the Faculty of Law also decided to establish a Victim Support Office, to help deal with cases of harassment and discrimination, and to provide legal and psychological advice.
Submit a complaint to the judiciary via dummy e-mail
The professor at the University of Coimbra, who was presented, in an email sent to the press, as a victim of sexual harassment by Boaventura, filed a complaint with PJ on Thursday against the (anonymous) author of that letter, which he says is bogus.
The email was in the name of a well-known lawyer from Coimbra, who was referring the teacher’s alleged complaint to the Public Prosecution Service.
The lawyer guarantees the email is fake, while the teacher says it was made up and says she has no personal or professional relationship with the sociologist.
The case has now been handed over to PJ at the centre.
Channels with errors
The Lisbon Academic Union (FAL) warns of failures in the work of harassment reporting channels established by higher education institutions. According to FAL President Catarina Ruivo, the institutions “do not have qualified or trained professionals to respond to those asking for help.”The investigator is accusing
A Brazilian researcher from Boaventura has accused Souza Santos of sexual harassment, a fact that led her to Portugal, Publico reported Thursday.There are no complaints
The president of the Academic Association of Coimbra, Joao Keseru, says that no complaints of sexual harassment have been received in the office, which has been at the disposal of the students of the Coimbra Academy for about a year.