"The Future of the Puerto Rican Body" - PART II of Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, A 21st Century Colony?

Mar 9, 2018, 9:00 am6:00 pm
219 Burr Hall
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Event Description

"The Future of the Puerto Rican Body"
A Colloquium
Part II of Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, A 21st Century Colony?

Little attention had been paid to Puerto Rico before Hurricane María, perhaps because of the complex colonial relationship with the United States. This colloquium seeks to gain a better understanding of the political, material, and cultural dimensions of the fiscal crisis and of citizenship and the construction of the Body Politic in a colony.  Panels also include questions related to human rights, gender, public health, migration, community power, and solar heating.  Economists, legal scholars, academics, and activists from the island will be speaking.

Guests Include:

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan                   LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Érika Fontánez-Torres                          Universidad de Puerto Rico

Paul Kramer                                           Vanderbilt University

Agnes Lugo-Ortiz                                  University of Chicago

Rígel Lugo                                              80grados, Puerto Rico

Mario Marazzi                                       Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico

Sergio M. Marxuach                            Center for a New Economy, Puerto Rico/Washington D.C.

Arturo Massol                                      Casa Pueblo (Adjuntas, Puerto Rico)

Roberto Otero                                     Filmmaker, activist, and advisor to the Mayor of San Juan

Marianne Ramírez                              Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Luis Rivera-Pagán                               Princeton Theological Seminary

Efrén Rivera-Ramos                           Universidad de Puerto Rico

Ruth Santiago                                     Comité Diálogo Ambiental (Salinas, Puerto Rico)

Charles Venator-Santiago                 University of Connecticut

Esther Vicente-Rivera                        Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

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Presented by the Program in Latin American Studies, Campus Conversation on Identities Initiative, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Free and open to the public

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