The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2008

"Citizenship and Representation: Conversations with Portuguese-American Elected Officials"

Colloquium on Portuguese-American Politics and Leadership at UMD

Organization
UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and
Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

Friday, April 11, 2008, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Claire T. Carney Library (Parking Lot 13)

Congressman Nunes
Congressman Devin Nunes, of
California (biography)

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a colloquium entitled “Citizenship and Representation: Conversations with Portuguese-American Elected Officials,” organized by the UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, on Friday, April 11, 2008, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in the Claire T. Carney Library (Parking Lot 13).

Participants include Congressman Devin Nunes, of California; Reps. Kevin Aguiar, António Cabral, and Michael Rodrigues, and Senator Marc Pacheco, of Massachusetts; Rep. Joseph Amaral and Senator Daniel DaPonte, of Rhode Island; Prof. Clyde Barrow and David Borges, of the Center for Policy Analysis; Prof. Gloria de Sa, Faculty Director of the Archives; and James McGlinchey, director of the Portuguese-American Citizenship Project.

The colloquium, which is part of a year long series on representation and citizenship among the Portuguese in America, is co-sponsored by the Edmund Dinis Portuguese-American Political, Legal and Public Service Collection. The objective is to bring together Portuguese-American elected officials and scholars from across the country in an academic forum to discuss social, economic and political issues related to the various Portuguese communities throughout the United States. Among the topics to be discussed are voting patterns in the Portuguese-American community and percentages of Portuguese-Americans in leadership positions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A complimentary light lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Please confirm your attendance in advance by contacting 508 999 8255 or j1fernandes@umassd.edu by Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

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