Conference Schedule

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Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans
Diaspora Summit III, May 11 &12, 2018
Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work  
2180 3rd Ave.(@119th St.), New York, NY 10035

Program
U N D E R S T A N D I N G
What Do We Know?
What Are Key Policies?
What Can Community Strategies Do?

 Friday, May 11 

 Day 1

   
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 Registration

   
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

   
9:20  – 10:00 a.m.  

Introductory Remarks

   
  Master of Ceremony: Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Director for Public Policy, Development, Media and External Relations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Presenter: Edwin Melendez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
   
10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 

Plenary Panel A: Post Maria Impact on Stateside Communities

   
  Moderator: Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Executive Director, Enlace de Familias Inc. (Holyoke, MA) https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/betty-medina-lichtenstein
- Marucci Guzman, Executive Director, Latino Leadership (Orlando, FL) https://www.linkedin.com/in/marucci-guzm%C3%A1n-29380925/
- Angélica Infante-Green, Deputy Commissioner, P-12 Instructional Support, New York State Education Department Board of Regents (Albany, NY) http://educationpost.org/network/angelica-infante-green/
- Nilda Iris Ruiz, President and CEO, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) http://apmphila.org/wp/?page_id=55
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Live Event - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/tv
   
11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Coffee break

   
11:20 a.m. - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Panels

   
Room
217

1. Policy
Moderator: Rosanna Torres, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, D-NY (Washington, DC) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosanna-torres/
- Jennice Fuentes, Founder and CEO, BoricuActivatEd, (Washington, DC) - http://www.fuentesstrategies.com/Jennicebio.html
- Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network (Washington, DC) - http://www.jubileeusa.org/ericlecompte
- Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, Public Policy and Communications Strategist, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (Washington, DC) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/gretchen-sierra-zorita
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Zoom Room
https://zoom.us/j/790971317

   
Room
220
2. Parades and Festivals
Moderator: Louis Maldonado, Chair, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. (New York, NY) - https://www.nprdpinc.org/about/
- Juan Gonzalez, President, Parada San Juan Bautista, Inc. (Camden, NJ) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/juan-j-gonz%C3%A1lez
- Tomas Javier Rivera, President, San Se (Orlando, FL) - https://www.facebook.com/partymarquesina
- Lucila Santana, Vice-Chair, Springfield Puerto Rican Parade Committee Chairwoman `(Springfield, MA) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucila-j-santana-88596312/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/687140163
   
Room
324
3. Technological Innovation and Economic Development
Moderator: José Luis Rodríguez, CEO Campo Rico Group, Inc, CRG Communications (NY, PR)- http://www.camporicogroup.com/About.html
- Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest (New York, NY) - https://about.me/jramphis
- Camille Collazo, Executive Director, Visit Rico and Co-organizer Regrow Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR). - https://www.linkedin.com/in/camillecollazo/
- Dyanis De Jesús,  Co-Founder, Creatives Mean Business (New York, NY) - https://www.creativesmeanbusiness.com/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/937766304
   
Room
328

4. Education
Moderator: Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, President and CEO, Aspira  Association (Washington, DC) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/ronald-blackburn-moreno
- Carmen Díaz-Malvido, Chief Executive Officer, ASPIRA of New York, Inc. (New York, NY)
- Johanna López, Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year (Orlando, FL) - https://www.votejohannalopez.com/meetjohanna
- Margaret Rivera, Founding Board Member and Chair, Development and Programs Committees, Aspira of Delaware Inc. (Newark, DE) - https://bit.ly/2HImqEw
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/394741468

   
Room
330

5. Faith Based
Moderator: Jonathan Soto, Associate VP of Strategic Initiatives, Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-w-soto-10901315/
- Rev. Eric Cruz, Pastor, St. John Chrysostom and Catholic Charities Bronx Regional Coordinator (Bronx, NY) - https://sjcbronx.org/people/fr-eric-cruz
- Rev. Roberto Lugo, Association of Puerto Ricans in March (Philadelphia, PA) - conferences/puerto-ricopuerto-ricans/sector-panels-faith-based-communities
- Rev. William Rosa, Jr., Founder, Help Save Puerto Rico Initiative (New York, NY) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/rev-william-rosa-jr
- Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker, Senior Minister, Fort Washington Collegiate Church (New York, NY) - https://www.fortwashingtonchurch.org/staff-1/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/882294875

   
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch
   
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Gathering with Elected Officials
   
1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Concurrent Panels
   
Room
217

1. Engaging Elected Officials
Moderator: Joe Rodriguez, Deputy State Director, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal D-CT (Hartford, CT) - http://www.nhps.net/boe
- Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Chair, Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, New York Ste Assembly (Albany, NY) - https://bit.ly/2I7tslI
- State Representative Rene "Coach P" Plasencia, Florida House of Representatives (Titusville, FL) - https://bit.ly/2I7oBBc
- Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, Philadelphia City Council (Philadelphia, PA) - http://phlcouncil.com/MariaQSanchez
- Lydia J. Valencia, President and CEO, Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, Inc. (Lakewood, NJ) - https://bit.ly/2HLLRRE
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/258613943

   
Room
220
2. Arts and Arts Organizations
Moderator: Libertad Guerra, Director, The Loisaida Center (New York, NY) - http://loisaida.org/team/
- Margarita Espada, Executive Director, Teatro Yerbabruja Arts Center (Long Island, NY) - https://bit.ly/2FwZWjW
- Oscar Meléndez Colón, Business Developer (San Juan, PR)
- Adrián "Viajero" Román, Visual Artist and Co-founder, Defend Puerto Rico (Brooklyn, NY) - http://www.viajeroart.com/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/783669705
   
Room
324

3. Diaspora Solidarity
Moderator: Frances Colón, Board Member, Grupo Guayacán Inc (Miami, FL) - https://bit.ly/2rc5LOI
- AnaMar Carrión-Silva, Development Director, Para la Naturaleza, Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (San Juan, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anacarrion/
- Dennis Rivera, Chair, Service Employees International Union-Healthcare (New York, NY) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/dennis-rivera
- Nancy Santiago Negrón, Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy (Oakland, CA)
- Jorge P. Silva-Puras, Co-Founder PRxPR.org (San Juan, PR) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/silvapuras/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/954747855

   
Room
328

4. Social and Mainstream Media Makers
Moderator:  Federico Subervi, Visiting Leverhulme Professor School of Media and Communication University of Leed, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Kent, OH)- https://bit.ly/2rteyNi
- Harry Franqui-Rivera, Professor, Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/harry-franqui-rivera
- Sandra Rodriguez Cotto, Author, Public Relations Practitioner, Blogger, Radio Show Host at Red Informativa, Columnist at Noticel and All-Digitocracy,  Joy PR Inc., (Guaynabo, PR) - http://sandrarodriguezcotto.com/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/584841933

   
Room
330

5. Women/National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NACOPRW)
Moderator: Michelle Centeno, President, NACOPRW National (New York, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-centeno-2a06947/
- Amaris Hernandez, President, NACOPRW Philadelphia Chapter (Philadelphia, PA) - http://www.nacoprw.org/chapter/philadelphia.html
- Melina Olmo President NACOPRW DC Chapter (Washington, DC) - http://www.nacoprw.org/
- Zenaida Rodriguez, President NACOPRW New York Chapter (Bronx, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zenaida-rodriguez-6034a860/
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/748119247

   
2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Panel B: Rebuild Puerto Rico
   
  Moderator: Brenda Torres Barreto, Executive Director, San Juan Bay National Estuary Program (San Juan, PR) - https://bit.ly/2w2ot0U
- Manuel Bermúdez AIA PHK, Principal, Manuel Bermúdez Arquitecto, CSP (San Juan, PR) - https://www.mbarq.com/
Thomas Forester, Managing Partner, CRB Caribe Engineers and Architects (San Juan PR)
- William Ortiz Negrón, President, Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras, PR) - http://www.liga.coop/institucional?id=35
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Live Event - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/tv
   
4:00 p.m. - 4:10 pm Coffee Break
   
4:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Concurrent Panels: Engagement
   
Room
217

1. Towards a National Puerto Rican Advocacy Coalition
Moderator: Jason Ortiz, President and Chair of the Board, CT Puerto Rican Agenda (Bridgeport, CT) - http://www.ctpuertoricanagenda.com/exec_committee
- Greg Batista, President, Puerto Rican Alliance of Florida (Davie, FL) - https://gbanda.com/gregbatistape/
- Jaime Farrant, Board Member, National Puerto Rican Agenda (Washington, DC) - https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/jaime-farrant
- Will Gonzalez, Esq., Executive Director, Ceiba (Philadelphia, PA) - https://ceibaphiladelphia.org/about/staff
- Maria Roman, Co-founder, National Puerto Rican Agenda (New York, NY)
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/314334652

   
Room
220

2. Food Systems, Development, and Sustainability
Moderator: Ramon Borges-Mendez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Community Development and Planning, Clark University
(Worcester, MA) - https://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=800
- Guillermo Ortiz-Colón,Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Ruminant Nutrition Specialist, University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez, PR) - http://academic.uprm.edu/gortiz/Ortiz/Home.html
- William Suarez-Gomez, PH.D., Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (Hackensack, NJ) - https://bit.ly/2repiOs
- Irene Vilar, Founder & President, Americas For Conservation + the Arts (Boulder, Colorado) - http://www.americasforconservation.org/irene-vilar
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/969710480

   
Room
324
3. New York Diaspora Response
Moderator: Julissa Gonzalez Santiago, Director of Constituent Services, NYC Public Advocate Hon. Letitia “Tish” James (New York, NY)
- Víctor Martínez, Policy Analyst and Cofounder, Diáspora for Puerto Rico, Inc (Bronx, NY) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-r-martinez-921a8954/
- Wanda Márquez, Director of Social Services, El Nuevo San Juan Health Center (New York, NY)
- Lilah Mejía, Coordinator Evacuee Services, New York Disaster Interfaith Services-NYDIS (New York, NY)
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/940388143
Room
328

4. Project Data Mapping
Moderator: Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) - https://bit.ly/2HK6P3t
- Caridad Arroyo Quijano, Data Manager, Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud, Kids Count Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR) - https://bit.ly/2HNhZ7m
- David J. Carrasquillo-Medrano, Presidente, Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación,  (San Juan, PR) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/djcarrasquillo/
- Raúl  Figueroa Rodríguez, Demographer, Demografía Para Todos (San Juan, PR) - https://www.demografiapr.com/contact/
- Jean Carlos Rivera Pabon, Business Intelligence Engineer, Executive Director and Co-founder at Diaspora For Puerto Rico, Inc. (New York, NY) - https://bit.ly/2rdE8on
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/421477790

   
Room
330

4. Humanitarian Crisis
Moderator: Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College (New York, NY) - https://bit.ly/2HFfPuH
- Ana María García Blanco, Executive Director, Instituto Nueva Escuela (San Juan, PR) - https://bit.ly/2JKvXrx
- Rev. Heriberto Martínez-Rivera, Coordinator, Coalición Por la Salud and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Coalition of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR) - https://bit.ly/2jiBdXU
- Roberto Vélez-Vélez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of NY (New Paltz, NY) - http://newpaltz.academia.edu/RobertoVelez/CurriculumVitae
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Zoom Room https://zoom.us/j/762277418

   
5:30 pm. – 6:30 p.m.

Reception

   


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