Amadeu Goncalves is Co-Owner and Director of Operations at Darling Aviary, a restaurant-bar located in downtown Sacramento. As co-owner of Darling Aviary, Amadeu has developed a vibrant restaurant with diverse weekly music programming, and hosts a wide array of community events ranging from Yoga to large scale cultural events centered around art and musical performances.
Amadeu also serves as Director and Producer of the Adapting History Youth Project, an educational learning tool that teaches American music through history and American history through music. The program uses music and spoken word poetry to narrate the complex history of our nation, and shows students how a closer understanding of our collective past can help us build a better future. The Adapting History Youth Project was funded and sponsored by the US State Department and the Mondavi Center at UC Davis.
In his early career, Amadeu served as a staffer and community liaison for the Latino community under former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and also taught and directed gang prevention programs for the Sacramento City Unified School District. Amadeu also helped build and served as General Manager of the Flamingo House Social Club located in midtown Sacramento.
As a Sacramento native, Amadeu attended California State University Sacramento receiving a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish. Amadeu also attended law school in Sacramento at McGeorge School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree and a Trial and Appellate Advocacy Certificate of Concentration.
With his diverse background, Amadeu strives to create and develop professionally using his experience in business, art, law, and education.
This break-out session is about the experience of local Black Indigenous and people of color within arts, business, and culture. Learn from Sacramento’s creatives, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers about how they have thrived in building community, brand, and purpose. Learn about overcoming challenges and pivoting while staying on mission. This will be a candid conversation about […]