Inauguration of American Shelf at ES São João da Talha

Briefing at S. Joao da Talha high school

On February 2, 2018 the Office of Public Affairs within the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a visit to Escola Secundária de São João da Talha, near Lisbon, to talk about MLK and the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate Black History Month. Assistant PAO, Meg Young spoke to an audience of almost 130 students (10th/11th/12th graders) who practiced their English skills by asking diversified questions about life in the U.S., current U.S. politics, differences between U.S. and Portuguese societies and her experience as a diplomat. This visit also included another important objective, Ms. Young presented the school library with a collection of books (Primary/Secondary Scholastic Ambassador’s collection), posters, educational materials, US Flags, that will offer the students access to get to know much more about the USA. Other promotional items such as US Flag pencils and Facebook stickers were also distributed among the audience. The teachers were thrilled with this offer and will focus on their future program activities using the offered resources and promised to share many of their most relevant activities with the Embassy.