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 - 2011

James McGlinchey, Founding Coordinator of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project, to talk at UMD

“A History of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project”

February 17th, 12:30 - 1:30 P.M
Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (parking lot 13)

Event free and open to the public

North Dartmouth, MA.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announce a lecture entitled “A History of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project” by Mr. James Martin McGlinchey, founding coordinator of the Project.
The event—free and open to the public—will take place on Thursday, February 17th, 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, parking lot 13.

Mr. McGlinchey holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.  He was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1975 to 1999, during which time he served for several years in Portugal.  From 1999 to 2009, he coordinated the Portuguese American Citizenship Project. His successor is Dr. António Borba, a retired superintendent of schools and former professor at California State University, Stanislaus.

In his presentation, Mr. McGlinchey will rely on his ten years of experience in grass-roots political organizing among Portuguese-American communities in five states to provide an historical overview of the project. He will speak of the role played by the Luso American Foundation in the design and funding of the initiative and discuss the Project's successes and shortcomings during its first 10 years of activity.  He will also explain the need for future funding from the Portuguese American community, in light of ongoing commitments from the Luso American Foundation and, more recently, the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

The entrance to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is located on the campus side of the Claire T. Carney Library.  For access during library construction as you approach from Lot 13, enter the library basement and proceed to the first floor, exit the building, and proceed to the right to the Archives entrance. 

For further information, contact 508-999-8684 or email spacheco@umassd.edu.

 

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