International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities i

Venue: Harvard Law School

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2011
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Welcome to the International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities in the United States of America and Canada, an initiative promoted by the Government of the Azores (Portugal) which will take place on November 9 and 10, 2011 at the Harvard Law School and Boston College.

We are very pleased to welcome our keynote-speaker, Craig Mello, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2006, and Professor at the UMass Medicine School. The International Symposium will focus on the Portuguese-speaking communities in North-America and Human Rights issues related to Health, Deportation, Education, Community Advocacy and Leadership. The International symposium will grant participation certificates.

You are welcome to a variety of sessions, workshops and poster presentations led by a diverse group of experts in Human Rights and Quality of Life issues in the Portuguese-speaking communities in the U.S. and Canada. This is a great opportunity to hear about the work being done on behalf of Portuguese-speaking Communities by community organizations and to learn how to became a leader and serve the Portuguese-speaking communities in the U.S. and Canada. We welcome you to join us and learn about the initiatives and impact of these organizations.

The International Symposium will host an evening cocktail on Wednesday November 9 at 05:00 PM. This event will include recognition of those leaders and organizations from the U.S. and Canada who have shown excellence in advocating for the Portuguese-speaking communities in those countries. It will also provide a great opportunity for networking and socializing.

By attending the International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities in the U.S. and Canada, you will become a part of our communities’ history and help create a new vision for our future. We look forward to seeing you there!

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International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities in the US and Canada We welcome contributions in any field of research that present critical reflections on issues that have direct impact in the human rights and quality of life of the Portuguese-speaking communities in the United States and Canada. This symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life aims to explore Health, Deportation, Education, Advocacy and Leadership issues in the United States and Canada. The papers presented at this symposium will draw on the experiences of the Portuguese-speaking communities to address the complexity of challenges posed by life in their host countries. People from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Please submit a 300 word abstract by June 30, 2011 to: Maria@cssdioc.org Include the paper proposal form attached to this page. Abstracts should be in Word format and the file name should be the author’s full name. The subject of the e-mail should be “International Symposium”. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted abstracts for presentation in the conference will be informed by mid-July 2011. Papers presented may also be eligible for selection for publication in an edited volume.

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