Brazilian Worker Center

Fighting for Social and Economic Justice


Executive Members of the Board

President  Rafaela Serrano
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Rafaela Garreta Prats Serrano is the President and the former Vice-President of the  Brazilian Immigrant Center.  She is an attorney in Brazil and is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  While in Brazil she worked as public defender.   She has been living in Massachusetts for four years.  Here she continues to demonstrate her passion for helping all people, especially those in the Brazilian community.  She has been a volunteer at BIC since 2008 during which time she has been an active engaged leader as she works to bring information and support to immigrant communities.  Rafaela acredits her parents with instilling the passion to help others, as she watched them fight for social justice and a better way of life for all people.

Vice President Adson Fernandes da Silva
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ADSON FERNANDES DA SILVA (Somerville, Massachusetts), from Espírito Santo, acquired his political formation through participation in popular social movements. He served two terms as head of the Movimento Comunitário do Rio Marinho, a major urban neighborhood in that municipality. He founded the Jornal de Buteco, the first community newspaper ever distributed in restaurants, cafés, bars, and other commercial locations. For more than three years he was Director of Activities within the Municipal Secretariat of Culture of Vila Velha.    

Treasurerer Sonia Pereira

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SONIA PEREIRA, House Cleaner, member of STEP-UP-FOR SOCIAL-CHANGE, community group. She has volunteer been volunteering since September 2010.

Secretary Robson Nascimento
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Robson Nascimento, born in Rio de Janeiro, has been an activist in the immigrant community for many years. He graduated with a degree in Physical Education from Rio de Janeiro State University and a Master's Degree in Human Movement from Boston University.  Mr. Nascimento has written several articles on health & fitness, and is a Master Personal Trainer in the Boston area.

updated: 7 years ago