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Bahia Brazil Tour: Explorations in Race, Culture and Education

sample itinerary


Day One

Global Academics travelers arrive at the Salvador Bahia airport (SSA) and transfer to The Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel or similar

Hosted Welcome Dinner

Day Two

Breakfast at the hotel included each day

Walking Tour: Pelourhino/Former Slave Trade Area and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lunch in Pelourhino included

Workshop: The African History and Culture of Brazil examining the Portuguese initiated slave trade, resistance to slavery and the African influence on language and culture

Day Three

Workshop: The Educational System in Brazil: Protecting the Children examining intersections between education, poverty, child labor and efforts towards reform

Workshop: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Brazil with representatives from the Office of Racial Equality and the Reparations Project

Evening Performance: Bale Folclorico da Bahia Brazil’s only professional folk dance company or similar

Day Four

Workshop: The African Heritage of Brazil through Dance exploring the history of Samba and Capoeira. Includes an interactive class

Global Educators Networking Event local educators including teachers and administrators will discuss many issues in education including racial gaps, Black history requirements and more. This is an opportunity to form lasting partnerships

Day Five

Workshop: Candomble in Bahia: Origins, Structure and Meaning an examination of the history and role of the most popular Afro-Brazilian religion

Spiritual Cleansing: In the tradition of our African Ancestors, we will experience the beauty of African ritual

Group Dinner included

Day Six

Free Day to explore – options provided

Day Seven

Full Day Cruise on the bay to explore Morro de Sao Paulo or Baia de Todos Santos. Visit to Itaparica and Ilha do Frades to relax, swim and enjoy the beach

Lunch included

Day Eight

Workshop: Music as a Political Instrument examining the Afro Blocos who use music to increase racial consciousness and action

Workshop: The Empowerment of Afro-Brazilians examining self-esteem, identity and a celebration of self in today’s Afro-Brazilian racial renaissance era

Day Nine

Depart back to the U.S. or extend your stay