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 - 2009

Colloquim : "Migrant Women and the Media"

Organization
UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and
Culture and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives,
in collaboration with the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford

Wednesday, February 18 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Woodland Commons Community Center on campus (Parking Lot 7)

Manuela AguiarThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a colloquium entitled “Migrant Women and the Media” organized by the UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, in collaboration with the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 18 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the Woodland Commons Community Center on campus. 

The main speaker will be Dr. Maria Manuela Aguiar, president of the organization Associação da Mulher Migrante, former Portuguese delegate to the European Union and Secretary of Emigration and Portuguese Communities Abroad.   Dr. Aguiar will be joined by representatives of the Portuguese press, and members of Fundação ProDignitate, a human rights organization founded by former Portuguese First Lady Maria Barroso Soares.   

The objective of the colloquium is to engage members of the media, local organizations, as well as the immigrant, academic and general community in a discussion about the relationship between the media and the status of migrant women.

Panel presentations on the themes, “Media and Community Problems: Views of the Media in Portugal and in the Diaspora” and “The Image of the Migrant Women in the Media,” will be followed be a general discussion session. 

In addition to addressing the issues presented by the panelists, the discussion session will explore the possibility of future collaborations between the organizations represented by the presenters and local institutions.  Some of these collaborations may involve internships in Portugal and the organization of local events such as seminars on media and women’s rights.

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.

Colloquium participants should use Parking Lot 7.

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