Thursday, October 19, 2017 10 a.m. to noon

With the devastation levied by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many Puerto Ricans find themselves in lack of basic human necessities, and the current conditions in their homes and neighborhoods are driving them to seek shelter and refuge outside of the island. Given its proximity and century-long Puerto Rican presence, Orlando and its institutions of education serves as a logical and ideal community to address some of their immediate human needs.

Educational institutions are in position to play an important role in meeting their needs. Please join us for a panel discussion on our role as educators and community leaders in serving Puerto Rican children who were affected by the recent hurricanes. The panels include scholars, leaders, and advocates at UCF, our local public school districts, City of Orlando, Orlando Police Department and Florida state house. At the end of the panel program, symposium participants will be invited to participate in different research working groups in the spirit of community engagement.


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Dr. Jesse Perez 'JP' Mendez 407-823-2835


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Education Panel Discussion Hurricane Maria Community Puerto Rico