Bernadete Pacífico

Ialorixá (priestess and leader in the Candomblé religion), matriarch of the Pitanga dos Palmares quilombo (quilombos are groups of black people formed by the remnant societies of former enslaved people) and former Secretary of Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality in Simões Filho, Bahia. She had been denouncing the threats she received and the persecution of quilombolas (inhabitants of a quilombo), and was shot dead on August 17, 2023.