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Poderosa International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women

International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women is first to be held in the United States.

Roughly 400 scholars will visit Providence College in Rhode Island Saturday, March 5th to attend Poderosa: International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women. The conference is a  collaboration between Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte, NC the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and Providence College.

Dr. Terza Lima-Neves

Dr. Terza Silva Lima-Neves of JCSU

Organized by  Dr. Terza Silva Lima-Neves, assistant professor of political science at JCSU, and Dr. Aminah Fernandes Pilgrim, assistant professor of Africana Studies at UMass, the conference aims to create a critical platform for civic engagement, political debate, and policy. Poderosa will make a critical intervention in Cabo Verdean/Cape Verdean Studies and will create a safe space for Criolas, in which women encourage one another with cutting edge, critical gender discussions and scholarship on Cabo Verdean women.

 The event is open to the public and sponsored by Providence College’s Office of Institutional Diversity. For more information, visit http://poderosa.online.



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