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Throughout the year, we promote various aspects of the Portuguese culture through these unique and engaging programs and events. To learn more please follow these links below:

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Continuity and Change in Greater Boston’s Portuguese-American Community—a Colloquium

Photo side-by-side black and white and color of 2 Portuguese families. Part of Looking Back, Looking Forward: Continuity and Change in Greater Boston’s Portuguese-American Community—a Colloquium

Presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, in partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park.

  • When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Events Center, Boot Cotton Mills Museum
    115 John Street, Lowell MA
    • Parking is available at the Downes Garage on 75 John St.
  • Cost: Free

Join us for the following activities on May 11:

  • 10 a.m.: Keynote address by Prof. Robert Forrant: “Overworked, Underpaid, But Making Their Way: The Portuguese in Lowell, 1880-1980,” on the two waves of Portuguese immigration to Lowell. Learn more about the Keynote Address.
  • 11:15 a.m.: a facilitated panel discussion, “Portuguese-American Elected Officials and Public Service in Massachusetts,” with five State Senators and Representatives.
  • 1:30 p.m.: A facilitated panel discussion, “Growing Up Portuguese in Lowell as a Descendant of the Second Wave of Immigration (1958-1983).”
  • 3-3:30 p.m.: A concert by Holy Ghost Marching Band of Lowell, Boarding House Park.

This program is part of the celebrations of the Fifth Anniversary of the Saab Center for Portuguese. The program is also part of an ongoing, traveling exhibit, “From the Atlantic Islands to Lowell, Massachusetts: Continuity and Change in the Mill City’s Portuguese Community,” which will be on view during the colloquium.

More Information

For more information, please contact Prof. Frank F. Sousa, Director, Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, by email: Frank_Sousa@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-5199.

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