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A Year After Maria: Current and Future Challenges in Puerto Rico

October 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Community Leadership Center Hispanic Heritage Month symposium marks one year following Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico and triggered a critical process to identify new methods to reconstruct and revitalize communities and people’s lives. The following speakers will discuss how to re-imagine, re-invent, re-shape, and re-think Puerto Rico around the issues of education, health, energy, and the economy in this critical time to improve the island’s security and safety.

Eduardo Bhatia, senator and past president of the Puerto Rican Senate
Jorge Haddock, president, University of Puerto Rico
Nelson A. Diaz, partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP
Edwin Meléndez, director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and professor of urban affairs and planning, Hunter College

The event will coincide with a special special book signing and reception with Diaz, whose forthcoming memoir, Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aqui ni de Alla,
will be published by Temple University Press.

Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ

Co-sponsored by Rutgers–Camden Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers Global Health Institute, and LEAP Academy University Schools.

Lunch will be provided. Register to reserve your space.


October 15, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Rutgers-Camden Campus Center
326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ United States
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