Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Reckoning, One Year Later

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Reckoning, One Year Later by Brooklyn Historical Society

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Reckoning, One Year Later

Brooklyn Historical Society | Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Historical Society and Power For Puerto Rico present a panel discussion on the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria with Puerto Rico’s Reckoning, One Year Later on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

What do the complex legacy of colonialism and the uncertain future of climate change mean for Puerto Rico today? Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College Alan A. Aja sit down with Refinery29 news and politics reporter Andrea González-Ramírez to reflect on the impending one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s strike on Puerto Rico, the unjust federal response, and how the island’s historical connection with New York has served as a conduit for grassroots relief efforts and community healing.

The discussion will be preceded by a brief presentation of excerpts from our Puerto Rican Oral History Project, documenting the experiences of Brooklyn residents who arrived from Puerto Rico between 1917 and 1940.

General Admission $5 / Free for Members: Click to purchase

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement.