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Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 | 9:30am

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


The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction


At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, we believe that powerful voices must come together to advocate for the island and its people.

This national conference will focus 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.


To date, speakers include

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

Jose Calderón, president, Hispanic Federation

Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)

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

María “Mayita” Meléndez, mayor of Ponce

Aida Díaz Rivera, president, Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico

Betty A. Rosa, chancellor, 12th Judicial District, New York City Board of Regents

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Keynote: Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers



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