Sabiá is a songbird and the national bird of Brazil. It is also a reminder that our wildlife, and the natural world in general, are threatened as their habitats are being destroyed. “Sabiá” is also a song composed by Tom Jobim with Chico Buarque in 1968, and it is about exile during dark times in Brazil’s history and how one in exile misses their home country and hopes for brighter days in the hope of returning.
The CUBS “Sabiá Award”is a warm gesture aimed at honouring those visiting Cambridge who fights for a more just, democratic and inclusive Brazil.
Márcia Tiburi is a philosopher, plastic artist and writer. She is currently living under exile in Paris, and works as a professor at the University Paris 8. She has written extensively about the rise of fascism and fake news in Brazil. She authored the book The Psycho-Cultural Underpinnings of Everyday Fascism, published in 2021.
On 24 May 2022, CUBS welcomed Márcia Tiburi at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and presented her with the new CUBS Sabiá Award: a homage for her fight for women’s rights and outstanding contribution towards democracy in Brazil – a better Brazil that we hope to find when we return.
Nina da Hora
Nina da Hora is a computer scientist, researcher and activist. Her work can be found in the intersection between race, gender, inequality and the relationship between algorithms and society, Ethics in AI, and Data Privacy. She is a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas, a columnist for MIT Technology Review Brazil, and a member of the Tik Tok Brazil Security Advisory Council and the commission for transparency in the 2022 Brazilian elections. In 2021, Nina was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list from Forbes Brazil.
On 04 November 2022, CUBS welcomed Nina da Hora at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and presented her with the CUBS “Sabiá Award”: a homage for her outstanding work promoting inclusive technology and education, and anti-racist practices in Brazil.