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40th Cape Verde Independence Festival in Boston

July 1, 2015

The 4th of July is an important day for the US, but also for Cape Verde!

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Independence of Cape Verde at the Boston City Hall, from 12 PM to 7 PM, on the 4th, and take part of the Flag Raising Ceremony on the 6th of July, at 12 PM, at the Boston City Hall Plaza.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cvcunido.org/independence-day/


MAPS Opens Brazilian Portuguese Classes Starting July 2nd

June 18, 2015

Brazilian Portuguese ClassesLearning a new language is a very popular goal this time of the year, and those interested in learning Brazilian Portuguese can now enroll in the new classes that the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will run every Thursday, starting July 2, at its Somerville Office, located at 92 Union Square. Classes will meet from 6 to 8 pm, for 12 weeks. The total fee per student is only $250. For more information or to enroll in the class, please contact Lillian Silva at (617) 764-2091 or by email, lisilva@maps-inc.org. [→]

MAPS Invites the Community to Join its Float at the June 13 Boston Pride

June 10, 2015

PrintThe Boston Pride Week is on, and the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is finalizing the preparation of its float for the Pride Parade, to take place Saturday, June 13, in Boston. Maintaining a tradition of many years, the MAPS float will be the last on the parade, bringing the fun, family-friendly event to a grand finale. [→]

MAPS to Assist Community Apply for US Citizenship at Special Framingham Drive on June 20th

May 29, 2015

Framingham Citizenship Drive June 2015The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer a special Citizenship Drive on Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the health and social services agency’s Framingham office, located at 24 Union Avenue, suites 8 & 10. The event will be held in partnership with Project Citizenship, a collaboration of agencies in Greater Boston providing naturalization services, and the Rede ABr Radio. The organizations expect to offer free US Citizenship application assistance to more than 30 clients at the event. [→]

“Cordel do Abraço” earns MAPS employee Robson Lemos the Brazilian Press Award for Best Video

May 18, 2015


We would like to congratulate our Men’s Health Educator and actor extraordinaire, Robson Lemos, for winning the Brazilian Press Award for Best Video for “Cordel do Abraço”, a satirical tale about the myths surrounding HIV and the importance of prevention and safe sex. The video was originally created as a special play for the MAPS 2013 World AIDS Day event.

Robson has been a part of the MAPS HIV/ STI Prevention and Screening Services for almost two years now and works side-by-side with other Men’s Health Educators, Alvaro Santo, Anderson Pinto, Murillo Duarte, Gabriel Roncancio, with Jesse Rezende, Health Communications and Data Coordinator and Milena Mello, Director of the MAPS HIV/ STI Prevention and Screening Services.

Please join us in congratulating Robson!

Here is the video:

O Cordel do Abraço

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