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Puerto Rico: Understanding the Causes of the Humanitarian, Human Rights, and Financial Crisis
October 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Part of our Justice, Activism, Belonging Series
Pizza and soda will be provided.
The devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria has forced the country to reckon with the structural and root causes of the crisis and how social justice advocates can respond. Puerto Rican movement lawyers, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan from LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Stephanie Llanes from the Center for Constitutional Rights will join in a conversation with Professor Charles Auffant, co-director of Rutgers Law’s Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, and Professor Jason Cortés, Director of the American Studies Doctoral Program, to provide historical and contemporary context for the current humanitarian, human rights, and financial crises afflicting Puerto Rico and discuss how communities and movement lawyers are responding during these trying times. Professor Chrystin Ondersma will also be lending her expertise in bankruptcy law to dig deeper into questions surrounding the debt crisis.
Co-Sponsors: Center for Corporate Law and Governance, Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, and International Human Rights Clinic
Monday, October 16th | 4 – 6 pm | Room 80