Biologist, Chico Mendes Committee
Angélica Mendes, granddaughter of Chico Mendes, is a social-environmental activist, graduated in Biological Sciences, Master of Ecology and Conservation, and a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. Angélica is a promoter in the Chico Mendes Committee, a movement created to manage and spread the memory and ideas of the rubber tapper leader Chico Mendes, murdered in 1988 fighting for the conservation of the Amazon and the world’s rainforests.
Among the main activities carried out by the committee, the following stand out: the visual communication of the international campaign Empate 2020: Peoples of the forest in the fight against COVID-19 in the Amazon (https://sosamazonia.org.br/en/povos-da-floresta-contra-covid), launched in July through a broad partnership with civil society organizations in the State of Acre. The campaign focuses on supporting the forest communities most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic; the production of Jovens do Futuro Festival (Youth of the Future Festival), an event that united the legacy of Chico Mendes with the fight of young activists from around the world in a demonstration against the climate crisis and on behalf of the peoples of the forest; the coordination of the project Juventudes: plantando ideias e colhendo ações.(Youth: planting ideas and harvesting actions), a project combining environmental education, youth activism and art.