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Portuguese Conversation Table

Wednesdays @5pm (Central)

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MOSTRA Brazilian Film Festival

MOSTRA Brazilian Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that features Brazilian films focusing on the country’s art, culture, environmental matters, social issues and history through themes with social conscience.
It will take place virtually from November 4-14, 2020, where we will be showing 10 feature films, 11 short movies, and hosting live talks with the directors. Admission will be free with a recommended donation of around $2.00 due to added technical fees this year.

Música Brasileira & Política

The Portuguese program will host a workshop about Brazilian Music and Politics on November 18, 2020 at 5pm (Central).
In this introductory workshop, graduate student Elizabeth Issert, and Assist. Instr. Prof. Juliano Saccomani will discuss the different takes that Brazilian popular musicians have taken to discuss political issues in different points of the history of the country.
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Cooking Class

Oct 21, 2020

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