Announcing our first speaker of the evening, Agnes Torres! Agnes will be sharing her experiences being on the island immediately following Hurricane Maria.
"Agnes Torres Rivera is a recent graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, where she finished a Master's Degree in Social Community Psychology. She moved to Hartford, CT after Hurricane Maria. She currently works for the City of Hartford."
Join us this Thursday September 27th at 6pm at Real Artways(56 Arbor St) in Hartford for Birds from here and there. A fundraiser for Puerto Rican birds! This event is a celebration of creatures that migrate to and from, like us Puerto Ricans!Read more
Puerto Rican's have been mobilizing in the streets to push back against the cruel treatment by the U.S. government to cut funding for vital human services like healthcare, education, food and water. I traveled to the island in May to see what was happening and how we could help. The video below expresses what our experience was, and what the people on the island had to say about what they need and how they felt about the U.S. government.
Join us for a conversation with Giovanni Roberto of Comodores Sociales en Caguas Puerto Rico.
We will discuss how stateside efforts can support the efforts on the island, and hear from Giovanni about some of his efforts through commodores Sociales, and his framework for community empowerment.
We are calling on all “Friends of Puerto Rico” and all public officials at the state and federal levels to publicly condemn the excessive and violent response by Governor Ricardo Rosello’s administration.Read more