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Saturday, April 27 • 3:05pm - 4:05pm
From Jones Act to Maria - Digital Mobilizing in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico entered national headlines after Hurricane Maria as the storm exposed an island suffering from a humanitarian crisis that started long before the Hurricane hit. Immediately following the storm, activists and the media mobilized to cover recovery efforts on the ground. However, just as quickly as everyone mobilized, the national interest disappeared. Since then, organizers both in Puerto Rico and in the Diaspora have had to work diligently to make sure that Puerto Rico is not forgotten. In this workshop we will explore the ways in which people were able to mobilize effectively on these issues while also exploring ways that we can mobilize going forward in the digital space. We will set aside time to highlight some of the historical hurdles that Puerto Rico has to overcome and the challenges around organizing and informing a public who may not know the roots of Puerto Rico’s colonial status.

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Samuel Nemir Olivares Bonilla

Community activist and communications strategist
An award-winning communications professional, writer, speaker, photographer and artist from Puerto Rican and Dominican background living in NYC.  Samy is also a lifelong activist for LGBTQ, sexual and reproductive rights.  He focuses on diversity, social justice and human rights... Read More →
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Priscilla Grim

Digital Strategist and Activist, Occupy Wall Street Social Media
Priscilla Grim worked with the Puerto Rico based organization, Vive Borikén, in 2016, prior to Hurricane Maria, to consult on affordable digital options for island-based activists and organizations. Currently she serves as the Digital Marketing Manager for Library Journal and School... Read More →
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Teresa Basilio Gaztambide

Allied Media Projects
Teresa Basilio Gaztambide was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico and has been living and working in Brooklyn, NY for 20 years. She is the director of Resilient Just Technologies; a participatory research, community organizing, and communications justice project in collaboration with... Read More →
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Christiaan Perez

Manager of Advocacy and Digital Strategy, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Christiaan works in the intersection of advocacy and technology to help amplify and engage with LatinoJustice’s community partners. He is involved in a broad range of campaigns touching upon all LatinoJustice’s areas of focus. Christiaan works in strategic communications by working... Read More →

Saturday April 27, 2019 3:05pm - 4:05pm EDT
19th floor Conference Room

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