“Traveling Light”

          Frederica Jordão the talented and sympatica ( English = one having mutual understanding with another) resident of Figueira da Foz, Portugal, is one of the 2016 American Club of Lisbon Award winners. 

Read her report from: The Sousa Mendes Foundation Gala " A Toast to Freedom" 

“Traveling Light” goals will develop in two stages:

  1. In Portugal, researching national archives for photographs and other visual documents regarding the presence of WWII refugees in Portugal in the 30’s and 40’s;
  1. In the USA, showcasing the photographs with WW II to refugees and / or their descendants. Together we’ll share stories, ideas and hopefully identify the people portrayed, thus reconstructing their trails, from their homelands in Europe to the USA safe haven.

Frederica had all the good intentions to travel light, but books she couldn't resist and the toys requested by her two small children modified her plan.
Joan dedicates her book. My Sister's Eyes , and bids her friend a fond good-bye or rather so long till we meet again in the garage of Terminal C at Newark Airport.

Congratulations to Frederica, my friend, for a job very well done. 

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 Mariana Abrantes (left) , elected Director of the ALC of Lisbon (and Treasurer of the SMF) with former US Amb. Robert A. Sherman (standing next to Mariana).

Mariana Abrantes (left) , elected Director of the ALC of Lisbon (and Treasurer of the SMF) with former US Amb. Robert A. Sherman (standing next to Mariana).