is a community-based organization dedicated to promoting and defending the human rights of Brazilian immigrants and strengthening citizen participation and political visibility through leadership development, essential services, community organizing, civic engagement, and cultural
"Mulheres Com Garra" Award 2019
Come be a part of the history of the Brazilian immigrant community in New York City.
Cidadão Global is hosting the first Mulheres com Garra Award, which seeks to honor fierce Brazilian immigrant women who, through resilience and grit, have achieved success and are contributing to the community.
Please join us in awarding:
Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women's Foundation
We will also be honoring 4 additional women whose garra (fierceness) is laying the groundwork for our community's success in New York City:
Ingrid Silva, Ballerina, Dance Theater of Harlem;
Tatiana Ribeiro, Chef, Beija-Flor Restaurant;
Nathalia Narciso, Board Chair, Cidadão Global; and
Gerusa Maso, Founder and CEO, Emperial MKT Consulting
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served, and there will be a surprise announcement.
In addition, we have also written a book with the stories of this year's Mulheres com Garra, so we can remember the drive that is alive in our community and in all of us. If you donate here $50 or more, we will include a copy of the Mulheres com Garra 2019 book as a thank you gift.
The Brazilian immigrant community has historically been invisible in the United States. Despite growing numbers, the unique linguistic and cultural identity of Brazilian immigrants has isolated them from the larger Latino community. They are invisible in immigration debates and often overlooked as an immigrant group.
Because the US Census official numbers are low, there is a misperception that the community is very small. Political power and availability of services are affected by this undercount and Cidadão Global has been working to systemically address this issue.
Cidadão Global serves the entire Brazilian community living in New York, with 65% of those who access our services residing in Queens, the epicenter of Brazilian immigration to New York. Of all immigrants that are a part of our organization, 85% are women and, of those, 75% earn a living in the US by performing domestic work, such as housekeeping, babysitting, or caring for the elderly.