That Putrid Smelling
Black Abyss Is Water?


Overview
In the morning, the group drives to Universidade Metodista de Americana, to meet and spend the day with Professor João Monero and his urban development and planning class. They all travel together through Americana to various locations along the Quilombo River. The students witness extremely polluted water, and see a source of such pollution first hand: a textiles factory that is dumping dye directly into “treated” river water. After the watershed tour, the group heads back to Piracicaba and have dinner with Braillian student research partners at the home of Jonas Barros, International Programs director for UNIMEP. They all have a lively discussion about the coming weeks of collaboration and cultural exchange…