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Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 | 11:00am


#rebuildPR

co-sponsored by
the Albert Shanker Insitutute, the American Federation of Teachers and the Hispanic Federation

PUERTO RICO:

The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction

 

At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, this national conference focused on what needs to be done to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy and its educational system in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

 

KEYNOTE

INTODUCTION: Leo Casey, executive director, Albert Shanker Institute
KEYNOTE: Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers and Albert Shanker Institute

 

COMMENTS FROM SENATORS

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)

 

A FORWARD VISION FOR THE PUERTO RICAN ECONOMY

Richard Carrión, Jr., managing director, Apex Capital Partners LLC
Martin Guzman, associate research scholar, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; co-chair, Columbia Institute for Policy Dialogue’s Task Force on Debt Restructuring and Sovereign Bankruptcy
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marie T. Mora, professor of economics and associate vice provost for faculty diversity, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Moderator: Michelle Ringuette, assistant to the president, American Federation of Teachers

 

EDUCATION: SECURING PUERTO RICO'S FUTURE
Betty A. Rosa, chancellor, New York State Board of Regents
Aida Díaz Rivera, president, Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico
Moderator: Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, assistant to the president, American Federation of Teachers

 

VOICE FROM PUERTO RICO
María “Mayita” Meléndez, mayor of Ponce
Moderator: Laura Esquivel, director of national advocacy, Hispanic Federation

 

ORGANIZING TO SUPPORT THE PUERTO RICAN AGENDA
Jose Calderón, president, Hispanic Federation
Moderator:Leo Casey, executive director, Albert Shanker Institute