One Year After Hurricane María: La Lucha del Pueblo Puertorriqueño

Join us in commemorating the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, with a focus on the role of education and activism over the past year. The purpose of this event is to highlight the continued effects of Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico, as well as how those effects have extended beyond the island to those who were forced to move to the mainland US as a result of the disaster. This event will not exclusively discuss the negative effects of Maria, but more importantly will highlight the strength of the Puerto Rican people to unify, protest, and maintain hope in the face of difficult odds.

The event is sponsored by the School of Education, BUENO Center and the Natural Hazards Center.

Event Agenda: 

One Year After Hurricane María: La Lucha del Pueblo Puertorriqueño

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at the Institute of Behavioral Science, Room 155A

10:30-11:00am Reception (Refreshments and Coffee)

11:00-11:25am Opening Remarks

     Jennifer Tobin, Natural Hazards Center

     Dean Kathy Schultz, School of Education

     Dr. David Nieto, School of Education

     Francisco Torres, School of Education

11:25-12:10pm Keynote: The Role of Puerto Rican Public Schools After Hurricane Maria: A Reflection on Solidarity, Resilience, and Resistance

     Dr. Carmen Martínez-Roldán, Teachers College, Columbia University

12:10-1:00pm Panel: Education and Activism

     Dr. Danielle Rivera, Environmental Design

     Luis Ponce Ruiz, Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora

     Astrid Sambolín Morales, School of Education

     Molly Hamm-Rodríguez, School of Education

     Skye Niles, Sociology

1:00-1:30pm Commemoration Activity

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:30am to 1:30pm

Institute of Behavioral Science, Room 155A
1440 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Colloquium/Seminar, Community Engagement


Education, Environment & Sustainability


Faculty, Alumni, Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, International Students, Staff, Postdoc

College, School & Unit




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