Inside A Dallas Shipping Container, People Connect With The World

“The thing that was interesting for us is the fact that we really saw an opportunity to expose our community to a whole new world.”

By Stella M. ChavezJanuary 8, 2020 9:30 am, ,

From KERA:

On a recent December morning, five twenty-somethings gathered inside a gold shipping container at Bonton Farms in Southeast Dallas. It was like a mini movie auditorium with a large projector screen.

On the screen, they could see and talk with two young men in Herat, Afghanistan.

“I have one question: What is the temperature there?” asked 21-year-old Racquel Ashe, who works for the education nonprofit City Year Dallas.

It was 40 degrees in Dallas, but outside the cold container, it felt closer to 30. That day, it was warmer in Afghanistan.

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