Clodomir Santos de Morais, Brazilian sociologist, Died at 87


Clodomir Santos de Morais was born on September 30, 1928, and died on March 25, 2016.

He was a Brazilian sociologist.

He started the Organization Workshop (OW) and the associated Activity-based Large Group Capacitation Method (LGCM).

During the 1940s and 1950s de Morais worked as a trade unionist and a journalist, becoming a member of the Pernambuco State Assembly and co-founder of the Ligas Camponêsas (Peasant Leagues).

Clodomir Santos de Morais was forced into exile after the 1964 coup, first in Chile, and, as ILO Regional Advisor on Agrarian Reform for Central America, he subsequently worked as Agrarian Reform consultant in Latin America, Portugal, and Africa.

Following the end of military rule de Morais returned to Brazil in 1988, answering a call from the University of Brasilia to help in the ‘hidden civil war’ of unemployment.

Clodomir Santos de Morais before his death returned to his hometown in Bahía State.

Clodomir Santos de Morais passed at 87 yrs old.