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Diaspora Summit III Program - Engagement

E N G A G E M E N T
    How Community Institutions Are Responding to the Challenge?
    What Do Strategies Support?
    Where Do We Go from Here?
Saturday, May 12    Day 2

 

8:30 a.m. Registration
   
9:00 a.m. Rebuild Puerto Rico Action Trainings:
- Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program,
- STAND UP for Puerto Rico! BoricuActívatEd Workshop
- Rebuild Puerto Rico Data Mapping Workshop
- Puerto Rico “Action Insights” Initiative Training
   
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Centro Library and Archives Open House and Action Fair
https://bit.ly/2Hwz9cO
   
12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m. Concurrent Panels:  Engagement
   
Room
217

1 Engagement and Voter Mobilization
Moderator: Jimmy Torres Velez, President, Puerto Rican Action Initiate (Orlando, FL) - https://bit.ly/2FAHyXK
- Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermúdez, Hartford City Council (Hartford City, CT) - http://www.wildalizbermudez.com/about
- Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS (Washington, DC) - http://newpaltz.academia.edu/RobertoVelez/CurriculumVitae
- Victor Leandry, ‎Executive Director, ‎El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. (Lorain, OH) - https://bit.ly/2HJN0Jo
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/976162550

   
Room
220

2 Housing
Moderator: Amanda Silva, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR) - https://bit.ly/2JDYEWX
- Mónica Alicea Matos, Architect, RetoñoPR (San Juan, PR) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-alicea-matos-aia-69033833/
- Jennifer Hinojosa, Research Associate and Data Center Coordinator, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of NY (New York, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhinojos1/
- Erika Ruiz, Director, Enterprise Advisors, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/erika-ruiz
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/415604920

   
Room
324

3. Community Planning/ACSP
Moderator: Rubén Flores-Marzán, Director, Planning and Community Development (Ware, Massachusetts) - https://bit.ly/2JLqzo1
- Carmen M. Concepción Rodríguez, Directora de la Escuela Graduada de Planificación, Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras, PR) - http://planificacion.uprrp.edu/?page_id=385
- Federico Del Monte Garrido, Secretary, Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación (San Juan, PR) - http://spp-pr.org/junta-de-directores-2017/
- Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah and Planning Commissioner (Salt Lake City, UT) - https://bit.ly/2FykNDE
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/989471565

   
Room
328

4.Health   
Moderator: Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Health Plan (Bronx, NY) - https://bit.ly/2w7jLz6
- Judith Aponte, Coordinator, Community/Public Health Nursing specialization, School of Nursing, CUNY Hunter College (New York, NY) - https://bit.ly/2I48q7K
- Rafael Guerrero Preston, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (Baltimore, MD) - https://bit.ly/2KtJDZ2
- Jodie G. Roure, Associate Professor, Project Investigator and Director of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC, and Director at the University of Houston Law Center Pre-law Pipeline Program at JJC (New York, NY) - https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/faculty/jodie-roure
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/895984366

   
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch
   
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Engagement
   
Room
217

1. Legal Community Engagement
Moderator: Anthony Suarez, Past President, Puerto Rican Bar Association (Orlando, FL)  - http://www.suarezcti.com/attorneys.html
- Neysa Alsina, Counsel, New York  City Bar Association (New York, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neysa1/
- Rogelio Carrasquillo, Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association Puerto Rico Taskforce (New York, NY)
- Roseni Plaza, Executive Director, National Employment Lawyers Association (New York, NY) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/roseni-plaza
- Gisela Rodriguez, Attorney, Law Office of Gisela Rodriguez, (Tallahassee, FL) - http://www.giselarodriguezlaw.com/en/enAbout.aspx
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/893337522

   
Room
220

2. Resiliency and Design
Moderator: Anna Georas, Escuela de Arquitectura, University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR) - http://earq.uprrp.edu/teacher/anna-l-georas/
- Nancy Clark, Program Coordinator, Global Lab UF G|SoA + Director, Center of Hydro-Generated Urbanism, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida School of Architecture (Gainesville, FL)
- Javier Dejesus, Director of the Innovation Center at University of Sagrado Corazón. Nuestro Barrio: Distrito Cultural (Santurce, PR) - https://bit.ly/2w2HfFj
- Martha Kohen, Director, University of Florida, Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, (Gainesville, FL) - https://dcp.ufl.edu/faculty/martha-kohen/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/136816639

   
Room
324

3. Energy
Moderator: Prof.  Jorge E. Gonzalez, Ph.D. CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering, City College, City University of New York - https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/profiles/jorge-gonzalez
- Gerardo Cosme Nuñez, Engineer Solartek (Bayamon, PR)
-Lionel Orama, Founding Member, Instituto Nacional de Energía y Sostenibilidad Isleña, (San Juan, PR) - https://inesi.upr.edu/personal.php
- Ruth  Santiago, Attorney, Comité Dialogo Ambiental Inc (Guayama, PR) - https://earthjustice.org/50states/ruth-santiago
- Gelvin  Stevenson, Director, Greentech Investors Forum, Pratt Institute (New York, NY) - https://www.pratt.edu/faculty_and_staff/bio/?id=gsteven6
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/751531310

   
Room
328

4. Academic and Civic Exchanges
Moderator: Margarita Varela Rosa, Member, Cenadores PR (Arlington, VA) - https://bit.ly/2I7Mit5
- Maria Estefania Barrios, Research Associate, Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, School of Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida (Gainesville,  FL) - https://bit.ly/2HLhZFh
- Teresita Levy, Associate Professor, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, City University of New York (Bronx, NY)
- José Luis Rivera, Founder and President, Puerto Rican Student Association, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/jos%C3%A9-luis-rivera
- Rachel Stephenson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, Office of Academic Affairs, City University of New York (New York, NY)
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/819589887

   
Room
330

5. Mental Health
Moderator: Fernando Tirado, Bronx Coalition to Support Hurricane Maria Evacuees (Bronx, NY)
- Angel Munoz, Program Coordinator for the Elders, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de PR (Ponce, PR) - https://bit.ly/2oyfkIZ
- Oscar Ocasio-Colón, Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur (New York, NY)
- Fernando Rouge Ph.D. Psychologist in-Training , Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur (New York, NY)
- Leonel Torres Pagan, Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies (New York, NY) - https://bit.ly/2HHt8GZ
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/755850946

   
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up Plenary: What have we learned, where do we go from here?
   
5:00 p.m.  Adjourn

 

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