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Conference: 'Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria'

Event Details

March 30, 2018
1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Marriott Center (11th Floor of Campus Center)

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Open to the Public
Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and the Department of Political Science present the conference, "Puerto Rico After Maria: Unnatural Disasters and Community Responses."

There will be two keynote presenters. The first keynote presenter for the conference is Arturo Massol, professor at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and the executive director of Casa Pueblo. The second keynote presenter is Jorge Duany, the director of the Cuban Research Institute and professor of anthropology at Florida International University.

During the conference, attendees will hear from scholars and community organizers to talk about the dire predicament of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million U.S. citizens. Among others, guest panelists include: César Pérez Lisazuain, a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at ; Marina Moscoso, an urbanist and activist, and Mariolga Reyes Cruz, contingent faculty and activist.


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.