Agenda

 

Tentative Agenda
Friday, April 22   
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:20 – 10:00 a.m.  Introductory Remarks 
  Director Edwin Melendez
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Plenary Panel A: Policy Options for Fiscal Crisis
  Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury
  Juan Gonzalez, Columnist for the New York Daily News 
  Dennis Rivera, SEIU
  Moderator: Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Panels Puerto Rico
  1.  Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis
  2.  Energy and the Environment
  3.  Economic Development
  4.  Models for Diaspora Engagement with Puerto Rico
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30  – 2:45 p.m. Plenary Panel C: Local and State Perspective
  NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
  IL Senator Iris Y. Martinez
  NYS Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo
  Moderator: Katiria Soto, News Anchor Univision-New York
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels: Puerto Ricans
  1.     Education
  2.     Civil Rights and Political Participation 
  3.     Environment and Community Development
  4.   Criminal Justice
  5.     Employment
  6.     Health Disparities
4:00 - 4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Plenary Panel C: National Perspective
  Congressman Luis Gutierrez
  Congressman Jose Serrano
  Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
  Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
  Moderator: Maria Celeste Arraras, Telemundo News Anchor
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
   
Saturday, April 23  
   
9:30 AM Walking Tour: El Barrio
10 – 12 noon Coffee & Fair
  Centro Library and Archives Open House
  Conference Participants Organizational Fair
12 pm - 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 - 3:15 p.m.   Concurrent Panels:  Engagement
  1.  Culture and Historical Preservation
  2.  Youth
  3.  Bar Associations
  4.  Veterans
  5.  Faith Based Communities
  6.  Women
  7.  Visual Artists
  8.  Performing Arts (Music, entertainment)
  9.  Literary Arts (writers, poets)
  10. Race/Afro Boricuas
  11. LGBT
  12. Social Media
  13. Chambers of Commerce
3:15-3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm  Wrap-up Plenary: What have we learned, where do we go from here?
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

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