The Puerto Rico Research Hub of the University of Central Florida and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College-CUNY cordially invite you to participate in the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans “In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies” Research Summit to be held April 17, 2019 at the University of Central Florida Fairwinds Alumni Center in Orlando, Florida.
The In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies Research Summit looks to establish a strategic direction for research specifically for Puerto Ricans in Florida, and more generally for Puerto Rican Studies as a field. The goals are to mobilize Puerto Rican researchers around an agenda that sets priorities from a Puerto Rican community perspective and is relevant to a broad range of stakeholders; and advance the implementation of a vision of promoting the understanding of the post Hurricane Maria social conditions of stateside Puerto Ricans and affecting positive social change among the processes and institutions that affect the welfare of our community.
April 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION :UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Ballroom,
12676 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, FL 32816-0046
Parking for attendees is available in Garage H or Garage D for a fee.
Parking Garage D https://map.ucf.edu/?show=97
Parking Garage H https://map.ucf.edu/?show=151
Coin operated parking meters https://parking.ucf.edu/parking-at-ucf/
Anyone needing hotel accommodations, please refer to the list of local hotels here: https://www.ce.ucf.edu/Hotels Most of these hotels provide a UCF discount. Please mention that you are attending a UCF program when contacting the hotel for any specials they may be offering.
Fernando I. Rivera, PhD
Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub
Associate Professor|Department of Sociology
Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence
University of Central Florida
12815 Scholarship Drive
Barbara Ying Center Building (#71) +0130
Orlando, FL 32816
Edwin Melendez, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Professor of Urban policy and Planning
Hunter College, City University of New York
695 Park Avenue, Room E1409
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-5695WHENApril 17, 2019 at 8amWHEREUCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Ballroom
12676 Gemini Blvd N
Orlando, FL 32816-0046
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Centro is creating an online community to strengthen the network of stateside Puerto Rican communities. Our nation will connect organizations across the country who are working to address Puerto Rico’s economic and humanitarian crisis.
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