Yesterday we pointed you to an image of Eliane Cavalleiro, Danny Glover's Brazilian professor girlfriend cum fiancée. But just who is this smarty pants that has her man so tired out he can't keep his eyes open? Eliane is 43, an educator and author. One of her books is called Racism And Anti-Racism In Education: Rethinking Our Schools, so obviously the issues of race and education are important to her. (Which doesn't exactly bode well that Glover couldn't keep awake at that Black Cinema symposium the other day.) Her bio, from a speaking engagement at the International Adult Learners Week in 2004, had this to say:
Eliane Cavalleiro (Brazil) has been trained in literature and pedagogic, and holds a doctorate in education from the University of Sao Paulo. Her field of specialization is the socialization processes of the Afro-Brazilian population. She used to be the coordinator of the NGO Geledés – Institute of Black Women, which is undertaking education projects for youth, adolescents and adults in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. Ms Cavalleiro has also given teacher training, particularly for the public sector. She has published two books on racism and discrimination in the education of children, among them “Racism and Anti-Racism in Education: Rethinking our Schools”. Currently Ms Cavalleiro is coordinating the Unit on Diversity and Educational Inclusion of the Secretariat of Continuing Education, Literacy and Diversity at the Ministry of Education.Also? Her fiancé misspelled her name on Twitter. Not that it means anything. Probably he was just translating. The couple met in 2003 at the World Social Forum in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Glover told the press that the two will marry in December and possibly live in the States. Or not. You know, because he's rich as sin and probably has a few homes in a few places. Congratulations to the happy couple.