The Center for Puerto Rican Studies will mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation upon the island by hosting Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit 2019: Two Years After Hurricane Maria. The purpose of the summit is to convene a broad spectrum of the Puerto Rican community across the United States and engage in discussions regarding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria’s impact as well as the island’s innumerable economic and political challenges. The Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit series thus far has served to convene Puerto Ricans in the United States as we engage each other in our work on behalf of the Island.
Several topics of discussion include Puerto Rico’s political crisis, housing and community development on the island, the debt crisis, social entrepreneurship, and business development. Centro is inviting prominent members of the Puerto Rican community as panelists for the summit, including but not limited to CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos-Rodriguez, journalist and contributor to the Chatgate leaks Sandra D. Rodríguez Cotto, and professor of Puerto Rican Studies & Anthropology Yarimar Bonilla.
Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit 2019: Two Years After Hurricane Maria will be taking place September 20-21, 2019 at the Silberman School of Social Work. Reservation is free, make sure to secure your spot today by heading to our RSVP page here.