Join the UMassD community for the 1st Annual Cape Verdean Cultural Day on Friday April 7 beginning at 3 pm in the Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room. The event includes a reception with opening remarks by Chancellor Peyton R. Helm, a performance by the Cape Verdean Student Association, and remarks from various faculty and students.
The keynote address, “Cape Verdean Communities and Belonging in Challenging Times,” will be delivered by Carlos Wahnon Veiga, Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United States. Veiga is a well-respected lawyer with career experience spanning more than 40 years. He has extensive government and parliamentary experience. In addition to his former role as Attorney General, Veiga held the high post of Prime Minister from 1991 to 2000 and was elected Member of Parliament in 1985, 1991, 1995, and 2011.
From 1990-2000 and from 2009-2013, Veiga led the “Movimento para a Democracia,” which successfully promoted the design and implementation of the much needed transition from a one-party regime to a constitutional democracy during the 1990s.
3 pm-5 pm – Reception, including keynote address delivered by Carlos Wahnon Veiga. Library Grand Reading Room. Q&A session to follow. Free and open to the public.
6:30 pm-1 am – Cape Verdean dinner, competition, and after party. Woodland Commons. Tickets are $10 for UMassD students and $15 for guests. For tickets, contact Aruedy Dias at 774.360.6628 or 774.360.7673.
This event is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Black History 4 Seasons Council, Cape Verdean Student Association, Chancellor’s Office, College of Arts & Sciences, and Educational Leadership.