Two years since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island their impact is still felt in Puerto Rico and in New England.
Enlace de Familias - Holyoke Family Network and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will host the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans New England Diaspora Summit 2019 to explore the impact of Hurricane Maria evacuees on the Puerto Rican population in New England.
The large and sudden increase in emigration from Puerto Rico created challenges to the communities that received them, but also opportunities for Puerto Ricans living in New England in terms of the political, economic and cultural implications of population growth.
Given the importance that population size and growth have in the social and political discourse in the United States, this increase in the size of the Puerto Rican population throughout the country will contribute to make Puerto Ricans more visible politically, socially, economically, culturally and economically.
The hurricanes may have brought destruction and devastation to Puerto Rico, but they also brought opportunities for the building of a stronger Puerto Rico and Diaspora.
WHAT: Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans New England Diaspora Summit 2019
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Kittredge building Holyoke Community College
located at 303 Homestead Ave. in Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
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New England Summit 2019 Program
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Co-sponsored by Enlace de Familias: http://www.enlacedefamilias.org/
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