Diaspora Summit III

Hurricane Maria caused billions of dollars in damages to Puerto Rico and left 3.4 million island residents without electric power, potable water, and telecommunications. Recovery is estimated to take years. In response to this disastrous event, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) and the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Planning, in partnership with other educational institutions and civic organizations throughout the diaspora and Puerto Rico, launched the Rebuild Puerto Rico Initiative.

Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit III - Rebuild Puerto Rico seeks to facilitate the connections and collaborations of Puerto Rico’s civic sector and Puerto Ricans in the Diaspora who want to join efforts to contribute to the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.

-Hotel Accomodation New York City

The Resiliencia y Solidaridad: Encuentro con la Diáspora Conference to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in June 15 2018, will serve as a follow-up to the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit III.

-Hotel Accomodation San Juan Puerto Rico

Both conferences are components of the Rebuild Puerto Rico Initiative.
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, 2018     9 AM – 5 PM

Diaspora Summit Program


Diaspora Summit III Action Fair, Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies will hold its 3rd annual Action Fair during the Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit III, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  

This fair is a diaspora networking and community-building event. Meet and greet community leaders from around the country and exchange ideas for affecting social change for our people. 

May 11, 2018 at 9:00am - May 12, 2018
Silberman School of Social Work
Lili Santiago-Silva
Peter Garcia Robert Ramos Jasper Diaz Gabrielle LaGuerre Christiaan Perez Lydia Serrano Mari Munet Edwin Ortiz Edwin Napoleoni Orlando Sanchez Miguel A. Santiago, Esq. Wanda Benvenutti Michelle Archilla David Ortiz Senior Lizette Colon Lizette COlón Robert Espier Ayala Diana Ramos William Orellana Desiree Joy Frias Yalitza Santos Evelyn Malave Malave Edward-Yemil Rosario Luis Burgos maria soler Krystine Santos Manuel O'neill Richie Cruz Elmer Rivera Bello Irving Roman Osvaldo Principe Allan Rios Dr. Nilsa Rodríguez-Jaca Patrick Delices Steven Carbó natalie caro Laura Kaplan Roberto Vélez Irma G Rose Manuel Norat Janelle Pacheco Winowich Karen Niles Oriana Gonzales Jaime Colon Al Anton maria contreras- collier Julian Collier Michelle Centeno

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