The final workshops of the OruMbya intercultural project were conducted virtually in September and October 2021.
OruMbya (Orum: sky in Yorubá; and Mbya: Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) is a pilot project to celebrate Astronomy as the fuel of life, in which the stories of the stars are preserved in the resilience of people from 4 different continents.
The project has carried out five public workshops to promote intercultural education among university students, scientists, schools, as well as quilombolas and indigenous peoples from different communities and the general public, improving their access to astronomical themes and cultural issues seen from different perspectives. Each meeting had a lecture on a topic of Astronomy and a cultural moment with art, music and history about Afro and Indigenous cultures, and their contributions to world culture.
Video recordings of the workshops (in Portuguese) are available on Youtube.