Also in May, the Centro Cultural participated as one of the
support organizations of the First International Brazilian
Communication Seminar, whose program was sent to our members
together with May's newsletter. I consider this Seminar a
historic milestone for the Brazilian community that lives
outside Brazil. This extraordinary initiative, according to
its creator, Journalist Carlos
Borges, was born from the one idea of Edilberto Mendes,
journalist that lives in New York, and from the First
Brazilian Forum, organized and presented by the Cultural
Center in 2005. During two days, radio, T.V., newspaper and
internet professionals, representatives of various cultural
organizations, authors from several U.S. states, from Japan,
Germany and Brazil and personalities as the President of the
Brazilian Academy of Letters, Marcos Villaça, the
Sub-Secretary of Cooperation and Brazilian Communities
abroad, Ambassador Ruy Nogueira, representatives of the
Ministry of Culture, the Consul General of Brazil in Miami,
Ambassador João Almino, debated themes of interest for our
community in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
One week later, the tenth Brazilian Film Festival of
Miami began. This is a project that was born in the same
year of the Cultural Center and is today a milestone in
Miami's cultural life, remarkably disseminating Brazilian
Culture in Miami, in New York, in Europe and soon in China.
In 1997, the CCBU the first cultural organization to learn
about and support this wonderful initiative of Adriana Dutra,
Viviane Spinelli and Claudia Dutra.
On May 19 the CCBU organized a "Brazilian Trivia
Booth" at the Junina Party of Ada Merritt School. The
party was very successful and the Miami Herald even wrote a
story about it in the Neighbors Section.
The month of May and the
beginning of June 2006 is a period full of celebrations.
With great joy we participated in the events presented by
the partners in our project of dissemination of Brazilian
Culture. Reflecting about the events of these periods we can
be proud of having planted important seeds that bloomed and
contributed to creating a more positive community.
My cordial regards,
AT THE BRAZILIAN PRESS AWARD
a memorable night, the Cultural Center celebrated with the
Lifetime Achievements Winners: author João Ubaldo Ribeiro,
basketball icon Hortensia, the Brazilian Film Festival of
Miami, singer Alcione and many other prestigious
organizations and individuals the many achievements of
Brazilians that live in the U.S.