HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Historical and Ongoing Impact of Colonialism PROMESA Law Video Dialogue
Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:00 pm MDT Live Video Streaming with Public Engagement
To join, RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Puerto Rico has been a unincorporated territory of the U.S. since 1917 and Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino group in the United States. This video dialogue will discuss a highly contested issue among Puerto Ricans, Latinos and people in the U.S.: the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). PROMESA grants a sevenmember oversight board with the power to require balanced budgets and fiscal plans in Puerto Rico. The controversy of PROMESA has centered on what it can really promise and the kind of relationship it will solidify between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Join students with the Initiative for Transformative Social Work (ITSW) to learn about the history, protests, and challenging issues surrounding economic relations between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Panelists: Nelson Denis, author of War Against All Puerto Ricans, writer/director of Vote For Me!
Federico De Jesus, founder of FDJ Solutions
Dr. Gisela Negron Velazquez, director of the Universidad de Puerto Rico Social Work Dept
Download event flyer here: promesa
Hear from Ani Robles, one of the Experiential Scholars, conveying the importance of the event: