Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis In Puerto Rico


April 22-23 2016 Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans: A Diaspora Summit

Hosted by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Join top scholars and leaders as they explore solutions to the critical problems facing the Puerto Rican community at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College – 2180 3rd Avenue Auditorium, New York, NY 10035


This weekend-long event will examine the humanitarian crisis on the island and focus on the impact it has had on Puerto Ricans living on the island and those in the United States. The summit will feature panels and sessions on topics such as health, economics, education, and community development. Guests include: Archbishop of San Juan Roberto González Nieves, Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Antonio Weiss, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, Congressman José Serrano, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Illinois State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Labor leader Dennis Rivera, and journalist Juan González.

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Eleanor Parker Sapia

Puerto Rican-born Eleanor Parker Sapia is the author of the multi-award-winning, best-selling historical novel, A DECENT WOMAN, published by Winter Goose Publishing. Eleanor is featured in the award-winning anthology, Latino Authors and Their Muses. Eleanor is writing her second book, The Laments, set in 1926 Old San Juan and Isla de Cabras, Puerto Rico. Eleanor is a writer, artist, photographer, and blogger, who is never without a pen, a notebook, and her camera. Her wonderful adult children are doing wonderful things in the world, which allows Eleanor the blessing of writing full time. Please visit Eleanor at her website: http://www.eleanorparkersapia.com

2 thoughts on “Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis In Puerto Rico”

    1. Hi Beth. Yes, I spent all day listening to the Puerto Rican panelists, sharing on social media, and tweeting. I hope to write a blog post tonight, including a bit of history and my thoughts on the humanitarian crisis of the island as a Puerto Rican-born writer living in the US. I appreciate your question.

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