Join us on Zoom on Friday April 30, 2021 at 12PM for “The Decolonial Geographies of Puerto Rico’s Summer 2019 Protests” (part of the Art of Global Protest series)
In the years following Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans became increasingly aware of the governmental neglect that left citizens to fend for themselves during an environmental and human disaster. This panel documents Puerto Rico’s Summer 2019 protests, a movement that would result in the ousting of Puerto Rico’s Governor, Ricardo Rosselló and members of his administration. It is organized by Dr. Elvin Delgado (Associate Professor of Geography, CWU) and features Dr. Joaquín Villanueva (Associate Professor of Geography and Peace Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College), Jose Atiles (Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Adriana Garriga-López (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kalamazoo College), and Aurora Santiago Ortiz (Ph.D. in Social Justice Education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
Original artwork by Colectivo La Puerta