Lectures and workshops by Drs. Campbell and Prado constitute the academic content in this program, but the so-called “supplemental” activities prove just as important. Beyond readings and in-class work, students hear from nearly a dozen local experts, visit key cultural and historical sites, participate in environmental justice projects, and engage in their own hands-on research of local communities. In the latter, professors and local bilingual aides help navigate RWU students through linguistic and cultural barriers.
“Environmental Justice in Brazil” features a one-credit service-learning course for participants. Our on site partner will facilitate the logistical, academic, and service-oriented needs of the RWU group. In Minas Gerais, students will participate in outreach projects that serve local communities as coordinated by Amizade Global Service Learning, a Brazilian/U.S. non-governmental organization. This work will provide the basis for reflective group discussion and student journaling on the topics of community empowerment, service learning, and global citizenship.
Mr. Nathan Darity, MPH, MA, Project Director, Amizade Global Service Learning
(401) 254-3546 – pprado AT rwu DOT edu
Dr. Jeremy Campbell, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
(401) 254-3583 – jmcampbell AT rwu DOT edu