The mission of Vaga Lume is to create opportunities for cultural exchanges through literature and oral stories, while recognizing the leadership of people from rural communities in the Brazilian Amazon. A BrazilFoundation grantee in 2013, Vaga Lume helps to rescue and preserve the African and quilombolan cultures in these areas of Brazil through storytelling circles and the production of hand-crafted books.

Yesterday, August 19th, the project leaders from Vaga Lume received a visit from actress Luisa Moraes, who will be one of the MCs at the BrazilFoundation Gala on September 18th. Check out photos of Luisa meeting the leaders of Vaga Lume and learning about their work, here:

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