‘Understanding the Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico’ Is Focus of Community Panel and Forum at NJCU

‘Understanding the Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico’ Is Focus of Community Panel and Forum at NJCU

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New Jersey City University (NJCU), Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade, Inc., and Puertorriqueños Asociados for Community Organization, Inc. (PACO) will host the event to encourage civic engagement on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.  The subject will be considered from the perspectives of elected officials, community leaders, educators, scholars, civil rights advocates and attorneys. The panel discussion and forum are open to the community.  Admission is free.

What:               Panel discussion and forum on the topic: “Understanding the Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico”

                       When:              Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:             New Jersey City University

                         Gilligan Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room A

                                                2039 Kennedy Boulevard

                                                Jersey City, NJ 07305

Who:                Keynote and Moderator: 

                         Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel of Latino Justice—Puerto Rican                        

                         Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)

                         Panelists will include:

                         Liza Fiol-Matta, NJCU Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

                                     Noemi Velazquez, Co-founder of Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE)

                                     Dennis Gonzalez, Executive Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

                                     Daniel Rivera, Jersey City Councilman-at-large

                                     Jose Velasquez, Chair, Friends of NJ Hispanic Research

For further information about the event contact Cynthia Vazquez at 201-200-2069.

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