Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH is one of the most widely-celebrated of American, federal months.  It was originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week by noted African-American author and Harvard University scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Dr. Woodson’s hope was that this special observance would remind all Americans of their ethnic roots, and that the commemoration ... Read More»

State Department Releases 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “We must band together and build momentum to defeat human trafficking. We must hold the perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable. We must achieve justice for survivors as they rebuild their lives. We must reinvigorate our shared commitment to extinguish human trafficking wherever it exists. There is no time to ... Read More»

About the Importance of Human Rights Nowadays

On January 29, 2018, U.S. Diplomat Roshni Nirody visited the Escola Secundária da Póvoa de Lanhoso and spoke to a group of 11th and 12th graders, about The Importance of Human Rights Nowadays. The students attentively followed her presentation and participated asking very pertinent questions on such a topic demonstrating their strong language ability and ... Read More»

Portuguese Students from Fundão visit the US Embassy in Lisbon

On January 8, 2018,  POL/ECON Officer, Roshni Nirody welcomed a group of students from Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão to U.S. Embassy, Lisbon. This group of 14 12th graders came to the Embassy to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  Ms. Nirody explained her work at the Embassy ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the  2016 International Religious Freedom Report.  This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right. This law calls for the government to, quote, “[Stand] for ... Read More»

Toys for Refugees

On March 3rd, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Herro Mustafa, paid a visit to the National Immigrant Support Centre (CNAIM) in Lisbon.   Pedro Calado, the High Commissioner for Migration, welcomed the Chargé, political officer Mark Gul, and two members of the Embassy Lisbon Marine Security Guard Detachment. Herro Mustafa, herself a ... Read More»

Women’s History Month, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in ... Read More»

Speaker Françoise Hamlin talks about Black History Month

As part of Black History Month and our overall migrant/refugee outreach, the Embassy brought African-American and African expert Françoise Hamlin to Portugal from February 13-14, to speak on the rethinking the Civil Rights Movement. In particular, the importance of history; how the mass movement for civil rights is defined in the U.S. and how the ... Read More»

Trump honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the heritage and achievements ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports Queer Film Festival

The American Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, was invited to be a guest speaker at the opening night of the Lisbon Queer Film Festival which featured the world-premier of the play Orlando, by André Murraças which honored the victims of the June 12, 2016 massacre in Florida. The Ambassador addressed an audience of over 850 people, ... Read More»
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