Brazil is Topic for March at The Valpo International Center – The Life and Customs of Brazil

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Published on March 16, 2016 with No Comments

Regina Cross

The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC) will host a free presentation about Brazil on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the organization’s headquarters, 309 E. Lincolnway, in Valparaiso.  The event is part of The VIC’s Fourth Friday series.

Regina Cross will present an overview of the life and customs of her native Brazil.  The giant of Latin America, Brazil has had a turbulent history and boasts a vibrant culture.  The country is gearing up to be the first South American host for this year’s Summer Olympics.  Among Regina’s topics of discussion will be history, traditions, cuisine, music, the environment, tourism, and government.

Regina Cross holds law degrees from Brazilian and American universities.  She came to the United States in 2003 and currently serves as assistant director of the Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program at the Porter County Family & Youth Services Bureau.  She resides in Jackson Township.

Fourth Friday at The VIC is a monthly series of presentations and discussions about various aspects of international cultures.  The speakers are natives of the subject country or have some special expertise.  Recent presentations have featured the Faroe Islands, Peru, England, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, and South Africa.

The VIC is an independent nonprofit organization that serves all of Northwest Indiana from its headquarters in downtown Valparaiso.  It provides a forum to learn about different cultures through interactive events, festivals, classes, and discussion groups.  The VIC also helps international residents and visitors adjust to their new surroundings through an online guidebook,  “Open Doors to All.”  The organization’s signature event is the World Cultural Festival, which will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette St., Valparaiso.  For more information on the Valparaiso International Center, visit . It could easily get into the gigabytes when recording several minutes worth of video

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