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Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit-Washington, D.C.
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11/18/2017
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: UDC Student Center (new location!)
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Presenter: Latino/a Law Student Association
Contact: Margarita Varela

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Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit - Washington, D.C.

Please join the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Latino/a Law Students Association at the first Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit in Washington, D.C.  This event is especially relevant given the destruction recently caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.  The conference will provide a space for the discussion of policy issues and the articulation of community responses to the island's economic and humanitarian crises from the perspective of Puerto Ricans in the Washington, D.C. area and other stakeholders.

 

AGENDA

 

9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration

 

9:30-9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:45-10:10 a.m. Center for Puerto Rican Studies' Diaspora Summit

10:10-11:00 a.m. Katrina & Sandy: Lessons & Opportunities

 

11:00-12:00 p.m. Lunch

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. Civil Society Response to a Humanitarian Crisis

12:50-1:40 p.m. Rebuilding & Economic Development Initiatives

1:40-2:30 p.m. Legislative Strategies

 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break

 

3:00-4:15 p.m. Engagement Sessions

 

4:15-4:25 p.m. Keynote Speaker

 

4:25-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

4:30-6:00 p.m. Reception

 

This event is also organized by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Cenadores Puerto Rico,100 Days for Puerto Rico, Friends of Puerto Rico, National Puerto Rican Agenda, and National Conference of Puerto Rican Women-DC Chapter.

Additional Summit information will be published here in the coming weeks!

A reception will follow the conference. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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