The University of Michigan’s Latinx Social Science Working Group presents “Puerto Rican Florida: Migration, Integration, and Participation”—a panel discussion with Drs. Jorge Duany (Director of the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University), Awilda Rodríguez (Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education), Enid M. Rosario-Ramos (Educational Studies), and Mara Cecilia Ostfeld—will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the School of Education, Prechter Lab, RM 2202, University of Michigan.
Description: In September of 2017, hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving residents with limited access to water, electricity, and communication. An estimated 135,000 people fled the island in the aftermath of the hurricane—many of them after losing everything. A large share of displaced families relocated to Florida, a state that has recently become the epicenter of the new Puerto Rican Diaspora. In this panel, scholars from different fields explore the implications of the post-hurricane migration of Puerto Rican families to Florida. The conversation will engage with questions about the impact of this post-hurricane migration on the demographics of the state; its implications for educational institutions serving hurricane-displaced Puerto Rican students; and its potential effects on the much-discussed political landscape.
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