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

Lowell National Historical Park News Release

Release date:          Immediate

 

Contact(s):              Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number:        978 275-1705

Date:                       November 16, 2017

Release code:        18-03

 

The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell Since the 1960s:

A Facilitated Panel Discussion

 

Lowell, MA – “The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell since the 1960s: A Facilitated Panel Discussion” is taking place at 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 Lowell National Historical Park announce “The Portuguese Immigrant Experience in Lowell Since the 1960s: A Facilitated Panel Discussion,” with five Portuguese-Americans (Maria Bombeiro, Dimas Espinola, Luis Gomes, Phil Maia, and Nomesia Melo 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 French Street from Boott Mills 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 Lowell National Historical 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 Lowell National Historical 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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