Hurricane Maria caused billions of dollars in damages to Puerto Rico and left 3.4 million island residents without power, potable water, and telecommunications. Recovery is estimated to take years. The question that many ask is “What can we do?” The response to the destruction and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico has been heartening and many support events, fundraising campaigns and other initiatives are under way; but there is so much more to do. More than ever, the Puerto Rican diaspora must play an important role, not just with the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the island and disaster relief for the American citizens of Puerto Rico, but also assist the thousands of people who are relocating to stateside communities.
On Saturday, October 28, meet with key leaders and academics of the Diaspora and Puerto Rico to explore ways how to help #ReBuildPR, not just in the emergency phase, but also in recovery and reconstruction.
See Symposium program here: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/events-news/events/conferences/puerto-ricopuerto-ricans/prsa-program