The 100th International Women's Day's and the Brazilian Women's Group's 15 years of community work are celebrated with the opening of "Mulher," the Brazilian art exhibit at the Somerville Museum. A reception will be held Sunday, March 7, from 3 to 5 p.m.
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The Brazilian Women's Group was founded in Somerville in 1995 by a group of Brazilian women who wanted "to make a difference." Over the years the grassroots organization has become a strong voice for immigrants, advocating for just and comprehensive immigration reform, in-state tuition, and civic engagement. Lately, the BWG has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau and other agencies to get Brazilians to participate in the 2010 Census.
"Nothing more appropriate than the Brazilian art to celebrate women' struggles," said Heloisa Maria Galvao, the group's executive-director. "Brazilian art is free, creative, challenging and brave. It reflects the immigrant saga and tells people's stories."
"Mulher" will be on view through March 27.
For more information, visit www.verdeamarelo.org or www.somervillemuseum.org.