Power of the Spirit – Presentations Schedule
March 13, 2013
The publication Power of the Spirit – A Portuguese Journey of Building Faith and Churches in California, has received warm and enthusiastic acceptance by the communities in which it has been presented. It is our hope that PHPC will be able to present the book at all churches featured in it, from Hawkinsville to San Diego.
We invite our visitors to view this page from time-to-time, in order to keep current with the dates and locations of the next presentations of the Power of the Spirit. The table below will be updated on a bi-weekly basis.
|DATE||TIME||LOCATION – CHURCH||LOCAL CONTACTS||PRESENTER||STATUS|
|12/8/12||Buhach||Norma Jean DeSousa, Lillian Apolinário, Jo-Ann Freen||José Rodrigues||Presented|
|12/15/12||6:00 pm||Holy Spirit Church||Duarte Monteiro/Lionel Goularte||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|1/20/13||10:30 am||Sacramento – St. Elizabeth||Marilia Wiget, Dolores Greenslate||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|Turlock – Our Lady of the Assumption||Fr. Manuel Sousa, Elmano Costa||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|3/3/13||11:00 am||S.Clara – St. Clare Church||João Arruda||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|3/15/13||6:30 pm||J.A. Freitas Library (Immigrant’s Week)||Lionel Goularte, Tim Borges||Joe Machado, Al Dutra||Presented|
|3/23/13||6:00 pm||RTV Artesia – Fados Night||Manuel Aguiar||José Rodrigues||Presented|
|3/23/13||11:05 am||LAEF Conference||José Luis||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|3/24/13||All masses||Holy Family Church (all masses)||Father Proença||José Rodrigues||Presented|
|4/6/13||LAEF – East Lesley University – Cambridge||Dra. Maria Lourdes Valadão Serpa||Dr. Manuel Bettencourt||Presented|
|4/7/13||8:30, 9:45, 11:15 am||St. Aloysius Church – Tulare||Father Marta, Diniz Borges||José Rodrigues||Presented|
|4/8/13||Dartmouth University – Massachusetts||Dra. M. Glória de Sá||Dr. Manuel Bettencourt||Presented|
|4/14/13||1:30 pm||IFEDS Portuguese Hall – Gilroy||Joe Sequeira||Christina Avila, Henrique Dinis||Cancelled|
|4/26/13||6:00 pm||Portuguese Education Foundation of Central California – Turlock (Fados Night)||Dr. Elmano Costa||Maria Alsheik||Presented|
|4/28/13||8 am, 10:30 am, 5:30 pm masses||Five Wounds Church – San José||Dr. Décio Oliveira||Henrique Dinis||Presented|
|5/4/13 – 5/5/13||11:00 am||IFEDS Portuguese Hall – Gilroy||Joe Sequeira||Lionel Goularte||Presented|
|5/19/13||11:00 am||Hollister Portuguese Hall||Manuel Santos||Open||Scheduled|
|5/19/13||11:00 am||Half Moon Bay Hall||Agostinho Barbosa||Lúcia Soares||Scheduled|
|5/23/13||7:00 pm||Portuguese Athletic Club – San Jose||Denise Ávila||Miguel Ávila||Scheduled|
|5/26/13||11:00 am||Watsonville Portuguese Hall||Manuel Santos||Open||Scheduled|
|7/14/13||11:00 am||Monterey Portuguese Hall||Manuel Santos||Open||Scheduled|
|September 2013||Riverdale||Jim Dutra||Joe Machado||Scheduled|
|10/26/13, 10/27/13||Hilmar||Joe Machado||Scheduled|
Dia De Portugal 2013
Plan on attending and enjoying this great family event, “Dia De Portugal 2013”!
Date: Saturday, June 8th 2013 at 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Location: History Park 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 (for GPS purposes use 635 Phelan)
City parking is available for $6
About Dia De Portugal 2013 in San Jose
Join the Portuguese Heritage Society of California for a full day of entertainment, music, food, art and even a little Euro Soccer!
In June, Americans of Portuguese heritage join together with others throughout the world in a celebration of Portuguese culture – Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas. On the second Saturday of the month, the Portuguese Heritage Society of California hosts its Dia de Portugal Festival. Enjoy a day of entertainment, savor a variety of Portuguese foods and watch a traditional Portuguese parade – there’s enjoyment for the entire family. It all takes place at History Park San Jose, location of the Portuguese Historical Museum.
– Information Courtesy of History/San Jose
Portuguese Census Classification Clarification and Update
Earlier this year in February, an Associated Press article reported findings that revealed varying, and at times contradictory, definitions for Hispanic, Basque, Latino and/or Portuguese at the highest levels of the U.S. Government, including the US Congress. The article was rapidly disseminated through the Portuguese American media and along with a false rumor that the US Census Bureau had plans to classify Portuguese Americans as Hispanics in the 2020 census. Unfortunately, this caused a visceral and uninformed reactions from our community some of which were neither flattered our community nor represented our tolerance and respect for diversity. Many individuals contacted the National Organization of Portuguese Americans (NOPA) with concerns to investigate the source of such a decision and why key leaders of the community where unaware of it.
Upon realizing that there was nobody leading the effort to clarify why such a decision would have been made without any input from the community, NOPA immediately contacted Ambassador Nuno Brito to update him on the situation and see if he would be able to get an immediate audience with a federal official. After researching which government offices had oversight and influence over Census ethnic classifications, NOPA shared the information with Ambassador Brito, who within a day was able to meet with top officials at the US State Department and Census Bureau where he discovered that there was no current or future effort planned to classify Portuguese Americans under the Hispanic classification. To this day, there is no information about how or where this rumor began.
NOPA confirmed with the Census Bureau that their offices received calls about this topic and that the rumor was not true. Census officials stated that there were “no plans to count Portuguese Americans as Hispanic in 2020″ and that the “Census Bureau follows the Office of Management and Budget definition of Hispanic origin: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.”
Unfortunately, there has been a limited amount of effort to disseminate this update as compared to efforts to announce the erred information. Therefore NOPA asks that the community disseminate this press release as much as possible. Moving forward, NOPA believes that a more accurate measure of the community’s pulse on this issue is needed that can capture feedback from a proper sample size and ensure that the respondents are properly informed with background information such as the pros and cons of changing or not changing our community’s ethnic classification. Most importantly, there has been a lack of an education effort to inform our elected officials about our community, and NOPA believes that more has to be done to ensure that the Portuguese American community is properly defined and recognized by government agencies and officials.
For any questions regarding this matter, please call NOPA at 703-389-3512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: The National Organization of Portuguese-Americans
Best Leader Awards 2013
PHPC founding director Lucia Soares was honored with “Best Leader Award Business Person” yesterday, in San Francisco. recognizing leaders who inspire society. We congratulate Lucia and her family on her accomplishement and well deserved recognition.
Leadership Business Consulting hosted the “Best Leader Awards” on April 26, 2013 in San Francisco. It recognizes leaders who inspire society through their character, vision, impact on results, innovation and transformation, and developing leaders. Started in Portugal in 2009, they were awarded for the first time in the US this year. Honorees were: Norberto Guimarães (Technologies), Tiago Paiva (Start-Up), Lucia Soares (Business Person), Alexandra Capela (Applied Science and Technology), and Manuel Eduardo Vieira (Lifetime Achievement). Congratulations to the awardees!