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Afro-Colombian Youth from Chocó at Harvard

Chocó, Colombia / Cambridge, MA

July 2017

A Pre-Texts workshop was held for visiting students from Chocó (Colombia) at Harvard University. The visit was part of Harvard’s new Afro-Latin America on STEAM initiative. Participants played with a scientific text on Astrodynamics provided by Pre-Texts collaborator Bonnie Prado, PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering at Purdue University.

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The high-school students came from 17 educational institutions located across Chocó. As beneficiaries of the program New Chocó's Leaders and Excellent Youth, the students had the opportunity to enhance their creativity and leadership through the Pre-Texts protocol.

The workshop was divided in 3-sessions in which the students experimented with an academic article titled, "Trajectory Options for Human Missions to Mars." Complementary to the workshop, the students visited the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.