Inácio Teixeria

  • Inácio Teixeria

Speaker, Friday, September 16

Inácio Teixeira is son of a former worker from SAMA (currently Eternit) and was born at the Workers Village of Bom Jesus da Serra, Southwest of Bahia state, the first asbestos mining explored in Brazil (1939-1967). His death brother, Esmeraldo Teixeira (Nego), founded AVICAFE, local asbestos victims, who was a victim of asbestos exposure since when he was a little boy. When SAMA closed the site and transferred its dirty and dangerous production, Inácio worked at the new asbestos mine for almost 30 months. After this he moved to São Paulo, where he became a photographer, specialized in photojournalism and continued to fight against asbestos and to seek social and environmental reparation for the population exposed. Currently he is the President of AVICAFE.

After this he moved to São Paulo, where he became a photographer, specialized in photojournalism and continued to fight against asbestos and to seek social and environmental reparation for the population exposed. Currently he is the President of AVICAFE.