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Saturday, September 28

From Hurricane Maria to the Political Summer Storm of 2019
Puerto Rico at a Crossroad
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with School of Law and Hispanic Heritage Month
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Fri., Sept. 27: Documentary
DisEmPowered: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm presented by Cecilio Ortiz García, PhD and MarlaLopez form the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and Co-Founders of the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability at the University of Puerto Rico. Law School - University of Pittsburgh

Sat., Sept. 28: Symposium
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Dra. Yanira Reyes. Inter American University School of Law
Opening Remarks: Prof. Sheila Velez Martinez, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant: Prof. Jules Lobel, University of Pittsburgh
Law School - University of Pittsburgh

Panels include:
2 Years from Hurricane María, Looking Back and Looking Forward
The Critical Mass of Summer 2019
Las artes de la alegria, conversando sobre las culturas de arte y protesta en Puerto Rico (Art and Protest in Puerto Rico)
Round table: A vision for the future