Portuguese Beyond Beyond Borders holds virtual panel on racism and discrimination

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The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute, in collaboration with the California Portuguese-American Coalition, will hold a panel on “Racism and Discrimination: A California Portuguese-American Perspective” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 on Zoom. The presentation is free and open the public.

The panel includes Ashley Fagundes, academic counselor at Fresno State; Vanessa Freitas, third year law student from Hanford; Victor Costa, field representative for the California Democratic Party in Turlock; David Rocha, recent graduate from UC Berkley; and Angela Brito Baldwin, Portuguese Fado Singer from Richmond, California.

The virtual event is sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).

The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute is a collective effort between the College of Arts and Humanities, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and College of Social Sciences at Fresno State. Through a lecture series and an oral history project, the institute will function as a hub of cultural, literary, pedagogical and research resources for the Portuguese-American experience and to promote the connections with the Portuguese-speaking world, focusing on the archipelago of the Azores, with a strong emphasis on the Azorean Diaspora in California. It aims to be Central California’s nucleus for cultural events, teacher conferences, colloquia, literary resources, publications, academic research, artistic exhibitions and performing arts productions, not only for the matriculated students at Fresno State, but also for the enrichment of the Portuguese-American community and society at large.

The institute’s lecture series is sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).

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