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After a tumultuous year, PALCUS is creating a virtual event series under the theme of “United 
Through Heritage” in an effort to foster unity and strength throughout our national community. 
PALCUS has partnered with the Portuguese American Cultural Exchange (PACE) to host 
a series of free virtual Fado concerts and workshops in advance of our Virtual National 
Conference. The virtual nature of the events allow the flexibility for us to add in additional 
events throughout the year – events such as cooking demos, art exhibitions, etc

Virtual Conference Dates: October 12 – 23, 2021

The purpose of the conference is to create an opportunity for education, business, civic leaders and elected officials to come together to discuss ways in which to build the community’s social capital and to advance the Portuguese-American agenda. Below is a preliminary agenda of sessions that will be a part of the PALCUS Virtual National Conference.

 

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1st Fado Concert

June, 2021

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FLAD Dedicated Webinar

June, 2021

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Fado Concert (Dia de Portugal)

Thursday, June 10, 2021 

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Meet the Artist: Lúcia de Brito Franco

Tuesday June 22, 2021 7PM ET

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1978, Lucia begins to paint during her teens. Learning oil painting and drawing  with the painter Artur Ramos. Studies watercolours in England. Oil painting and drawing at Ar.Co in Lisbon, and Architecture at the University of Lisbon. 
Having a strong connection to the ocean, the mountains, the wild and human territories. Lucia lives and paints from three very distinct places: Columbia Falls, by Glacier National Park, in Montana, Faial Island, in the Azores and  Lisbon in Portugal. 
Lucia has exhibited her work in solo and collective exhibitions throughout Portugal, the Azores, Switzerland and Montana. Her work is part of several private art collections in Europe, United Kingdom and the USA. Her work is exhibited at Montana Modern Fine Art Gallery, in Kalispell, MT.
Website: Luciadebritofranco.com

This event is part of the Portuguese American Art Gallery virtual exhibition, made possible by PALCUS, PUSCC, The Embassy of Portugal and FLAD.

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Dedicated Webinar about SiPN

June, 2021

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Meet the Artist

July, 2021 

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Meet the Artist

August, 2021 

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Fado Workshop

September, 2021 

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Meet the Artist

September, 2021 

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE : KICK OFF SESSION
Opening Remarks by Rita Faden, President of FLAD

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

Existing Portuguese Programs in High Schools

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:30am PT/11:30am ET

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The Role of Community Schools

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9am PT/12pm ET

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Getting a Portuguese Program Started in Your Local School

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Noon PT/3pm ET/8pm CET

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STARtalk, addressing funding through policy

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3pm PT/6pm ET/10pm CET

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ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

The Role/Evolution of Portuguese Professional Associations
· PABA, PAWEA, PUSCC, etc.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 9am PT/12pm ET

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The Evolving Community Centers

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Noon PT/3pm ET/8pm CET

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Modern Culture

Thursday, October 14, 2021 3pm PT/6pm ET/10pm CET

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Perspective of New Communities
· Growing communities in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, etc.)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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LET'S HAVE SOME FUN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

Wine Tasting or Cocktail Class

Friday, October 15, 2021

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ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

How Do Traditional Celebrations Fit in and Continue?
· Folklore, philharmonic bands, Holy Ghost festas

Monday, October 18, 2021 9am PT/12pm ET

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Role of University Centers of Portuguese
· Fresno State, UMass Dartmouth, Rhode Island College, UC Santa Barbara

Monday, October 18, 2021 Noon PT/3pm ET/8pm CET

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Impact and Potential of Publishing Houses
· Bruma Publications, Gavea Brown, Tagus Press, Portuguese Heritage Publications

Monday, October 18, 2021 3pm PT/6pm ET/10pm CET

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MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR YOUTH

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 

 

NextGen - what's been discovered so far?

Wednesday, October 21, 2021 9am PT/12pm ET

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Studying Abroad in Portugal
· FLAD, UMass Dartmouth, Catolica

Wednesday, October 21, 2021 Noon PT/3pm ET/8pm CET

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Internships Within the Community and in Portugal
· FLAD,

Wednesday, October 21, 2021 3pm PT/6pm ET/10pm CET

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PORTUGUESE IN ENTERTAINMENT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021

Portuguese American Media - How do we reach multiple generations?
· Eric Monteio, Carlos de Mattos, Nelson Ponta-Garca, Travis Bowman

Friday, October 23, 2021 9am PT/12pm ET

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Reaching a Broader Audience

Friday, October 23, 2021Noon PT/3pm ET/8pm CET

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Closing Session

Friday, October 23, 2021 3pm PT/6pm ET/10pm CET

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Meet the Artist

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Fado Workshop

November 2021

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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LEADERS CIRCLE

PATRONS CIRCLE

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SUPPORTER

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