Conference Schedule day 2


Preliminary Program Day 2                                                              Back to Day 1

Saturday, May 12             Day 2

9:30 a.m                         Registration

10:00 a.m – 2:30 PM        Centro Library and Archives Open House and Action Fair              

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.  Concurrent Panels:


-Engagement and Voter Mobilization-

Jimmy Torres Velez, President, Puerto Rican Action Initiate (Orlando, Fl)

Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermúdez, Hartford City WFP-CT (Hartford City, CT)

Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS

Victor Leandry, ‎Executive Director, ‎El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. (Lorain, OH)


AnaMar Carrión-Silva, Development Director, Para la Naturaleza, Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (Pelham, NY)


Mónica Alicea Matos, Architect, RetoñoPR (San Juan, PR)

-Community Planning/
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning-

Carmen M. Concepción Rodríguez, Institute for Social Research, Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras, PR)

Federico Del Monte Garrido, Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación (San Juan, PR)

Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Victor Vazquez-Hernandez, Associate Professor, Sr. at Miami Dade College Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus, (Miami, FL)


Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Health Plan (Bronx, NY)

Judith Aponte, Coordinator, Community/Public Health Nursing specialization, School of Nursing, CUNY Hunter College (New York, NY)


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.       Lunch

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.       Concurrent Panels:

-Legal Community Engagement-

Anthony Suarez, President, Puerto Rican Bar Association (Orlando, FL)

Jodie G.  Roure, Associate Professor, Project Investigator and Director of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC, and Director at the University of Houston Law Center Pre-law Pipeline Program at JJC (New York, NY)

Resiliency and Design

Martha Kohen, Director, University of Florida, Center for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, (Gainesville, FL)

Javier Dejesus, Director of the Innovation Center at University of Sagrado Corazón. Nuestro Barrio: Distrito Cultural (Santurce, PR)

Nancy M. Clark, Founder and Director of Global Lab research consortium, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida School of Architecture (Gainesville, FL)


Ruth  Santiago, Comité Dialogo Ambiental Inc (Guayama, PR)

Gelvin  Stevenson  Greentech Investors Forum, Pratt Institute (New York, NY)

Academic Exchanges

Margarita Varela Rosa, Support Agreements Manager at U.S. Department of the Navy (Washington, DC)

José Luis Rivera, President, Puerto Rican Student Association, University of Central Florida

-Mental Health-

Leonel Torres Pagan, Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies (New York, NY)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Wrap-up Plenary: What have we learned, where do we go from here?

5:00 p.m.                             Adjourn


April 14, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm

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