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Update Puerto Rico - Present Crisis/ Next Steps

Hostos Community College

500 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10451
FREE
Update Puerto Rico - Present Crisis/ Next Steps

The panel of activists and on the ground cultural workers will address the historical framework that has led to the present crisis in Puerto Rico. Also addressed will be how the colonial status, fiscal crisis, and climate change has created a human rights crisis in Puerto Rico. How we in the Diaspora contribute, develop coordinated on the ground action and are directed by our people on the island assuring a sustainable recovery is critical at this moment and into the future. Be part and an activist for our people!

Join us for a participatory conversation that will enlighten us about each other work with the intent of coordinating our work for greater impact. 

Speakers:

Nelson Denis - Author War Against Puerto Rican

Elizabeth Yempierre - Executive Director

Edgardo Rodriguez - Miranda - Artist, Writer, and Director of Somos Arte 

Perla de Lean - Photographer

Carmen Vega-Rivera Artist, Arts Advocate

Moderator:

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega


 

When: April 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Hostos Community College, B 501 - B Building

Admission: Free | Limited Seating

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/6-months-after-hurricane-maria-forgotten-areas-in-puerto-rico-still-without-power-1190727235755

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/20/595123550/6-months-after-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-has-a-long-recovery-ahead

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yn7p5pegod324kw/PR%20Post%20Maria%20narrative.pdf?dl=0


Collaborating Organizations:

Creative Justice Initiative, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Dealmas Women's Institute, Uprose, Defend Puerto Rico, PR on the Map, The Law Practice of Ramon Jimenez and Pedro Garcia Law Firm, South Bronx Congress, South Bronx Congress, After Dark Productions and others.

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