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MAPS Invites Community to White Ribbon Day Exhibit with Portuguese-speaking Male Artists on March 3rd

February 21, 2017

MAPS_WRD_2017_POSTCARD_enThe Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will host a White Ribbon Day (WRD) Art Exhibit event on Friday, March 3rd, from 4 to 7 pm at the health and social services organization’s Dorchester office, at 1 Stoughton Street. This event, which is open to the public, is MAPS’ way of reaching out to all males in the Portuguese-speaking community to join the White Ribbon Day initiative to end violence against women and all gender-based violence.

 MAPS has invited a group of male artists from the Portuguese-speaking community to each exhibit 4 to 5 pieces of artwork. Confirmed so far are visual artists Alexandre Henrique, Tierry Tavares, Ricardo Nassif and Yuri Ferreira, who will share with the guests their personal interpretation of their art pieces, reflecting themes of female empowerment, self-worth, non-violence and respect. State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho will also be at the event to show his commitment to the cause and to share a few words with the audience. [→]


February 16, 2017


As an immigrant-lead organization dedicated to building healthy lives and successful communities by providing a wide variety of health and social services to Portuguese-speaking immigrants and their families across the state, we stand in solidarity with all immigrants around the country taking part in the #DayWithoutImmigrants, and celebrate the tremendous contributions that the immigrant community makes to our American economy and society.

We all came to this country as immigrants or refugees looking to build a better life for our families and ourselves, and to contribute towards building a better world.

Today, we are students, teachers, doctors, nurses, attorneys, corporate CEOs, restaurant owners, waiters, chefs, factory workers, singers, dancers, actors and dreamers, working together to build upon the aspirations of our founding fathers.

We are an asset to this country we call home. We are the future of this nation that we love. Our resilience, our cultures and our values are what make the United States of America great. We stand for Justice, Human Dignity and Equal Opportunity. We ARE America.

MAPS Offices to close on Monday, February 13, until 12 pm

February 12, 2017


Due to the snow emergency, all MAPS offices will remain closed on Monday, February 13, until 12 pm. The MAPS Senior Center will be closed all day.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more updates. Stay warm!

MAPS offices to close on Thursday, Feb 9, Due to Snowstorm

February 8, 2017

blue-snowflake-99Due to tomorrow’s snowstorm, all MAPS offices will be closed all day.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates. Stay safe and warm!

Community Awards Medical Scholarships at Dr. Leitão’s Memorial Luncheon in Cambridge

February 2, 2017

Guests at the LuncheonMore than 60 community members, leaders, friends and family of the late Dr. Edward Leitão gathered on the 29th of January, at the Faialense Club, in Cambridge, to honor the beloved physician’s legacy and to award 2 scholarships to Portuguese-American medical students Tracey DaFonte of Norwood and Bryan Rego of Fall River. [→]

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