Ron Brown, who has spent a lifetime travelling the globe, will share his five favorite places in Sao Paulo, Brazil which ranks number four in the list of largest mega cities on planet Earth, after Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai. This lecture will trace the history of this magnificent city through visits to five of its most important, but often little visited locations. First, the Museu Afro Brasil will explore the founding of the city in 1554 as a world producer of coffee, tobacco and sugar. Second, the vast Monument of Independence traces the rise of the Empire of Brazil under the reign of Emperor Pedro I. Third is Japantown, with its over two million Japanese residents, an example of the vast number of immigrants from Europe, Africa, Asia and North America who have transformed Brazil into the sixth most populous country on Earth. Fourth, the ultra-modern Lina Bo Bardi Building claims to be the most sensual bit of modern architecture in the world, the perfect example of the Brazilian love of wild sexual freedom. Finally, the controversial Evangelical Christian Temple of Solomon reveals the spiritual vitality of the Brazilians. Join Dr. Ron Brown in exploring these five fascinating locations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)
Please note this is a hybrid program. Participants are invited to join us in person or virtually over Zoom.
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