"The Future of the Puerto Rican Body"
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.
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