CANCELED: Director of Azorean communities to give lecture, launch book collection

Paulo César Câmara Teves

UPDATE: Paulo Teves was forced to cancel his trip to Fresno due to a family emergency. All of the events listed below have also been cancelled. The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute hopes to reschedule both the ceremony and the lecture.

The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI) will present a lecture “Azorean Diaspora, the Migration to the Americas” by the director of Azorean communities for the Azores government, Paulo César Câmara Teves. The community is invited to the free event at 6 p.m., Sept. 23 at the University Business Center, PB 191. 

The talk will give historical insights into the various waves of Azorean migration and the expansion of their culture beyond the nine islands. 

Ahead of the talk, at 3 p.m., Sept. 23 outside the Philip Levine Reading Room in the Henry Madden Library, Teves will launch the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute Portuguese book collection at the Library with a collection of 500 books given by the  President of the government of the Azores Vasco Alves Cordeiro.

Sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation and Governo dos Açores. PBBI is a joint effort between Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and the College of Social Sciences.

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