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Presente in Absentia: Diasporic Responses to Puerto Rico’s Crisis
August 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Puerto Rico is facing a crisis over its $72 billion debt that threatens life on the island while also causing a mass migration to the US.
What can the Puerto Rican Diaspora do to respond?
As part of ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York – LES, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. the The Loisaida, Inc. Center in Lower Manhattan will present a combination teach-in/panel discussion to clarify the reasons for the crisis and engage in dialog about what is to be done. Journalist Ed Morales, who has written several articles for the Nation and the Guardian about the subject, will present a brief overview of the crisis and engage with panel members activist David Galarza Santa, the leader of Puerto Rico’s Working People’s Party Rafael Bernabe, and the audience.
Preceded by a 5:30pm tour w curators and 6:30pm Gallery Talk w Maximo Colon