Hurricane Maria: A Year and a Day Conference

FISCAL  CRISIS, POLITICS  &  ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE Doorway painted with Puerto Rican flag

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center


WELCOME 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Charles I. Auffant, Rutgers Law School – Newark
Jason Cortés, Rutgers University – Newark


SESSION I: PROMESA(s): The Control Board and the Debt Crisis
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
David Skeel, Jr., Penn Law School
Arthur J. González, NYU Law School
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Esq., Latino Justice PRLDEF
Moderator: Dean David López, Rutgers Law School – Newark


KEYNOTE 11:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Juan D. González, Rutgers University– New Brunswick


LUNCH 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


SESSION II: Politics and Inequality After the Catastrophe
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo, Rutgers University – Newark
Charles R. Venator Santiago, University of Connecticut
Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, Baruch College – CUNY


SESSION III: Activism, Environmental Justice, and Public Health
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Mariolga Reyez Cruz, University of Puerto Rico
Hilda Lloréns, University of Rhode Island
Elizabeth Yeampierre, Esq., Executive Dir. UPROSE
Sol Angélica Muñíz, Global Nurse Educator and Advocate


RECEPTION 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live Salsa Band

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This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Office of the Chancellor, The Latin@ Studies Working Group, The Rutgers Law School, The American Studies Program, The School of Public Affairs and Administration, The Rutgers University Alumni Association, and The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies