Panel Discussion—Puerto Rican Florida: Migration, Integration, and Participation


I wish I could be there, I live in Florida … ‘In September of 2017, hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving residents with limited access to water, electricity, and communication. An estimated 135,000 people fled the island in the aftermath of the hurricane—many of them after losing everything. A large share of displaced families relocated to Florida, a state that has recently become the epicenter of the new Puerto Rican Diaspora.’

Repeating Islands

migration0_nThe University of Michigan’s Latinx Social Science Working Group presents “Puerto Rican Florida: Migration, Integration, and Participation”—a panel discussion with Drs. Jorge Duany (Director of the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University), Awilda Rodríguez (Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education),  Enid M. Rosario-Ramos (Educational Studies), and Mara Cecilia Ostfeld—will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the School of Education, Prechter Lab, RM 2202, University of Michigan.

Description:   In September of 2017, hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving residents with limited access to water, electricity, and communication. An estimated 135,000 people fled the island in the aftermath of the hurricane—many of them after losing everything. A large share of displaced families relocated to Florida, a state that has recently become the epicenter of the new Puerto Rican Diaspora. In this panel, scholars from different fields explore the implications of the post-hurricane…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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