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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dear Friends,

20 Years of Creating Community!

This is the year the Brazilian Women’s Group celebrates 20 years of creating community!

Two BIG moments for the Brazilian Women’s Group this past week:


Co-founder and executive-director, Heloisa Maria Galvão, received MIRA 2015 “Give Liberty a Hand” Award. Thank You MIRA! We are SOOOOOO proud!!
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UMass-Lowell’s Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) celebrated 25 years and recognized Vida Verde Women’s Cooperative for its environmental and business leadership.
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It is amazing what 20 years of grassroots work accomplishes. And YOU are part of this history. Come and celebrate with us. Join us at one of our events, give to BWG, volunteer and, above all, be that voice in the community!

More to come. Stay tuned.

What's Going On:

Workers' Committee

Wednesday, June 10 | 6:30 pm
At
Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
Workers’ Compensation and accidents at the work place. Workers from the Metrowest Workers’ Center will share their experience. Come and share yours. Learn what is going at the state level. Get informed! Organized by the BWG Workers’ rights project. For information or RSVP call 617-202-5775 or email lidiaf@verdeamarelo.org.

TURI 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, June 16 | 11 am
At State House: in the Great Hall - 24 Beacon St., Boston

The annual Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Recognition Ceremony celebrates UMass-Lowell’s Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) 25th anniversary. The Vida Verde Women’s Coop will be recognized. Join us!

DACA and DAPA Legal Clinics

Legal Help for DACA ApplicantsWednesday, June 17 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
At:
Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
With Attorney Julio Henríquez from La Offices of Julio Henríquez. The Brazilian Women's Group can help file DACA new cases and renewals, and inform about DAPA requirements. Sponsored by the Brazilian Women’s Group and Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers. $25 suggested donation per student. For information and make an appointment: contact@verdeamarelo.org or call 617-202-5775. By appointment only.

Women's Tea Time!

Women's Tea Time!Friday, June 19 | 6:30 pm
At
Brazilian Women's Group - 697 Cambridge St. #106, Brighton
An evening of fun and good company. Join us to celebrate Domestic Workers International Day. What makes you proud of being a domestic worker? For information, email lydia@verdeamarelo.org or call 617-202-5775.

Free Family and Immigration Legal Clinic

Free Family Legal ClinicThursday, June 25 | 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.

20th Brazilian Independence Day Festival in Boston

Brazilian Independence Day Festival Sunday, September 13 | noon to 6:00 pm
At Herter Park - 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

For information, sponsorship and to participate, email festival@verdeamarelo.org or visit us at http://www.verdeamarelo.org/festival.
Like the Festival on Facebook.

BWG on the Air Waves

BWG on the Air Waves Estação Mulher, the Brazilian Women's Group radio show.
Every Saturday, 11 AM - 12 PM at WJDA 1300 AM.
Interviews, opinion, ideas, an open dialogue with our community. Be a part of Estação Mulher! Call in to participate live (617-884-1388). Tune in or listen on line at www.wjda1300am.com. Click here to listen to past radio shows.

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!

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