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Diaspora Summit III Program - Engagement

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018

 

8:30 am         Registration

 

9:00 am         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 am - 12:00 noon     Centro Library and Archives Open House and Action Fair

 

12:00 noon - 1:15 pm       Concurrent Panels:  Engagement

 

12:00 noon - 1:15 pm       Engagement and Voter Mobilization - Room 217

Moderator: Jimmy Torres Velez, President, Puerto Rican Action Initiate (Orlando, FL)

Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermúdez, Hartford City Council (Hartford City, CT)

Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS (Washington, DC)

Victor Leandry, ‎Executive Director, ‎El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. (Lorain, OH)

 

12:00 noon - 1:15 pm       Housing

Moderator: Amanda Silva, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)

Mónica Alicea Matos, Architect, RetoñoPR (San Juan, PR)

Jennifer Hinojosa, Research Associate and Data Center Coordinator, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of NY (New York, NY)

Erika Ruiz, Director, Enterprise Advisors, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)

 

12:00 noon - 1:15 pm       Community Planning/ACSP

Moderator: Rubén Flores-Marzán, Director, Planning and Community Development (Ware, Massachusetts)

Carmen M. Concepción Rodríguez, Directora de la Escuela Graduada de Planificación, Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras, PR)

Federico Del Monte Garrido, Secretary, Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación (San Juan, PR)

Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah and Planning Commissioner (Salt Lake City, UT)

 

12:00 noon - 1:15 pm       Health

Moderator: Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Health Plan (Bronx, NY)

Judith Aponte, Coordinator, Community/Public Health Nursing specialization, School of Nursing, CUNY Hunter College (New York, NY)

Rafael Guerrero Preston, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (Baltimore, MD)

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)

 

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm       Lunch

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       Engagement

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       Legal Community Engagement

Moderator: Anthony Suarez, Past President, Puerto Rican Bar Association (Orlando, FL)

Neysa Alsina, Counsel, New York  City Bar Association (New York, NY)

Rogelio Carrasquillo, Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association Puerto Rico Taskforce (New York, NY)

Roseni Plaza, Executive Director, National Employment Lawyers Association (New York, NY)

Gisela Rodriguez, Attorney, Law Office of Gisela Rodriguez, (Tallahassee, FL)

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       Resiliency and Design

Moderator: Anna Georas, Escuela de Arquitectura, University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)

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)

Martha Kohen, Director, University of Florida, Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, (Gainesville, FL)

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       Energy

Moderator: Prof.  Jorge E. Gonzalez, Ph.D. CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering, City College, City University of New York

Gerardo Cosme Nuñez, Engineer Solartek (Bayamon, PR)

Lionel Orama, Founding Member, Instituto Nacional de Energía y Sostenibilidad Isleña, (San Juan, PR)

Ruth  Santiago, Attorney, Comité Dialogo Ambiental Inc (Guayama, PR)

Gelvin  Stevenson, Director, Greentech Investors Forum, Pratt Institute (New York, NY)

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       Academic and Civic Exchanges

Moderator: Margarita Varela Rosa, Member, Cenadores PR (Arlington, VA)

Maria Estefania Barrios, Research Associate, Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, School of Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida (Gainesville,  FL)

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)

Rachel Stephenson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, Office of Academic Affairs, City University of New York (New York, NY)

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm       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)

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)

 

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

 

5:00 pm -        Adjourn

 

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