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Brazilian Women’s Group statement on 2018 International Women’s Day
March 8, 2018
On this International Women’s Day our thoughts go to all the courageous women who brought sexual assault and harassment at the workplace to center stage. To all the working women who have to choose between caring for a sick child or loved one and risking losing their job. All the women in ICE detention who are separated from their families. All the women and girls who are oppressed, sexually assaulted, diminished, and silenced. Read more.

Open Space
Tuesday, February 27 | 6:30 pm
At Cambridge Health Alliance Union Square Family Health Center
26 Central St, Somerville

Social worker Luciana Quintanilha will talk about Seasonal Depression. Shot and darker days, mornings without sun and a bad mood that doesn’t go away. What is happening with me? Come to talk about simple things we can do to face this season. Support: Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers and Somerville Health Foundation. Light refreshments. For information call BWG at 617-202-5775 or the Union Square Family Health Center at 617-665-3370. See flyer.

Vida Verde Women's Co-op Training
Wednesday, March 1st | 6:00 pm
At: Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
Learn how to clean with natural cleaning products that protect yours and your client health, how to have your own schedule, and about laws that protect you against exploitation. We will raffle cleaning kits. Registration fee $10. Call 617-202-5775.

2nd Digaai Brazilian Film Series: "Color Burst"
Friday, March 2nd | 7:00 pm
At Espaço Digaaí - 151b Pearl Street, Boston

Screening of "Epidemia de Cores" - "Color Burst" (2016), directed by anthropologist Mário Eugênio Saretta Poglia. "Epidemia de Cores" documents the work accomplished in the São Pedro Psychiatric Hospital’s Creativity Workshop in Porto Alegre, where the residents create paintings, sculptures, embroidery and works of creative writing. Organized by the Brazilian Women’s Group, Espaço Digaaí and MIT professor Ana Paulo Hirano, and the support of the Consulate of Brazil in Boston. Free and open to the public. Spoken in Portuguese with captions in English. Visit the film website for more information.

BWG at 23!
Saturday March 3rd | 1:00 pm
At: Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton

From Woman to Woman: Stories that Inspire us.
An afternoon of solidarity, companionship, sharing of experiences, lots of laughter, music and refreshments. Come and celebrate with us the 23rd anniversary of the Brazilian Women's Group and International Women’s Day. Open to all people who is willing to celebrate and share. See flyer.

Immigration Workshop for Organizations
Tuesday, March 20 | 10:00 am
At: Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
What do I need to know about Immigration? A workshop for organizations. With GBLS attorneys Nancy Kelly and John Willshire. Call 617-202-5775 to register.

Free Family and Immigration Legal Clinic
Wednesday, March 22 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm
At: Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
With Attorney Hannah Krispin on family/domestic relations issues and immigration. Sponsored by the Brazilian Women's Group and Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers & MAPS. By appointment only, please call 617-202-5775.

Small Business and Financial Education Workshop Series
Thursday, March 15 | 6:30 pm
At Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
This month topic is “Protecting the future of your business”, with licensed financial consultant Ana Panori. Please, call Lidia Ferreira at 617-202-5775 to register. $25 suggested donation.

Important Documents
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office published important documents: Guide for Families Impacted by Federal Immigration Policies, Emergency Planning Guide for Parents with Uncertain Immigration Status, and Avoiding Immigration Scams. Get Informed!

23rd Brazilian Independence Day Festival in Boston
The 23nd Brazilian Independence Day Festival in Boston will be held on September 4 to 9, 2018. Call 617-202-5775 for information on how to have a food, information and craft or arts table at the Outdoor Festival. Visit the Festival site and like the Festival Facebook page for updates.

Citizenship & ESL Classes
CitizenshipAre you qualified to become an American citizen? Do you want or need help to fill out the naturalization forms and to study for the test? Talk to us: cidadania@verdeamarelo.org or call 617-202-5775. Do you know that Brazilians are the second largest group in naturalization ceremonies? Make a difference! Become an American citizen! See chart. ESL classes are held every Tuesday at 6 pm and at 7:30 pm.

Voter Registration
CitizenshipAre you an American citizen and not registered to vote? We can help. We have forms in English and Portuguese. Walk-in. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes. You can also register to vote online.

Become a BWG member
Join us! Your participation helps make us a stronger organization in advocating for the rights of immigrants, and helps us better serve the needs of our community. You will also receive information and invitations to participate in events, trainings, campaigns and more! More information.

BWG on the Air Waves
Estação Mulher, the Brazilian Women’s Group radio show. Every Saturday, 11-12 PM at WESX 1230 AM. Interviews, opinion, ideas, an open dialogue with our community. Be a part of Estação Mulher! Call in to participate live (617-884-1230) Tune in or listen on line at www.wesx1230am.com. Click here to listen to past radio shows.

Massachusetts Domestic Workers Coalition
The Brazilian Women's Group is a proud member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers (MCDW). Please join us and the Coalition's workers' council to empower and organize domestic workers, implement the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and educate helpers and employers about this important law. For more information email lydia@verdeamarelo.org or call 617-202-5775. Like us on Facebook.

Job Opportunities
Are you looking for work? Read about many jobs listings here.