“The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell Since the 1960s: A Facilitated Panel Discussion”

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Date: November 15, 2017
Contact: Frank F. Sousa, 978-934-5199
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, MA “The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell since the 1960s: A Facilitated Panel Discussion” at the Lowell National Historical Park, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The UMass Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and the Lowell National Historical Park announce “The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell Since the 1960s: A Facilitated Panel Discussion,” with five Portuguese-Americans (Maria Pombeio, Dimas Espinola, Luis Gomes, Phil Maia, and Nomesia Iria) who immigrated to Lowell since the 1960s. The event—free and open to the public—is on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Boott Event Center, second floor of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell National Historical Park, 115 John Street. Reception to follow. Parking is across the street in the Joseph Downes Parking Garage at 75 John Street.

The roundtable discussion is part of the international conference, “Migration and Millwork: Portuguese Communities in New England,” to be held at several venues in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on December 3-4, 2017. The two-day event at the Lowell National Park—free and open to the public—is organized by the Institute of Social Sciences at the University Lisbon, in partnership with the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the Lowell National Park.

For more information about the conference, Contact: Prof. Frank F. Sousa, director, UMass Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, 978.934.5199 or frank_sousa@uml.edu.  Dr. Miguel Moniz at Miguel.Moniz@ICS.ULisboa.pt

 

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