The Portuguese American community of Azorean descent, resident in the Greater Boston area, will celebrate the Azorean Pride Day with a cultural event, on May 22, at 2pm, at the headquarters of Filarmónica de Santo Antonio, 575 Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
Guest speakers will address issues concerning the Azorean resident community, namely participation in the political process, both in the United States and the Azores, Portuguese language education in the American public school system and the role of the Portuguese language media.
Speakers include Fernanda Costa, coordinator of the Portuguese language education programs in the United States; Pedro Bicudo, Director of the Azorean television broadcasting RTP-Azores; State Representative Antonio Cabral (D), New Bedford; Gloria Sá, from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; and Professor Dulce Soares Scott, from Anderson University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra will organize a book sale for the event. Azorean food will be featured. The event is free and open to the public.
The Azorean Pride Day celebration is part of the 6th Boston Portuguese Festival underway, consisting of a series of cultural events taking place in the Greater Boston area from May 9 to June 17.
The festivities start today, May 5, with a Portuguese music recital by Tenor Zachary Wilder held at 7 pm, at the Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., in Boston.