TWU to host discussions on Puerto Rico

Texas Woman’s University will host two panel discussions on Puerto Rico Oct. 3-4 on the TWU Denton campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria, One Year Later”
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Arts and Sciences Building (ASB) , room 313
Hear about Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico then and now, as well as ways to help in the recovery.

“Puerto Rico and the United States: It’s Complicated”
4-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Administration Conference Tower (ACT), room 301
Learn about the long, complicated history Puerto Rico has with the United States. Topics will include the impact on Puerto Rico both sociopolitically and financially.

Panelists include:

●       Jorge Figueroa, Ph.D., visiting associate professor of bilingual and ESL education and director of international education partnerships for the TWU College of Professional Education. Read about his own experience with Hurricane Maria.

●       Emarelly Rosa-Davila, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work, TWU

●       Manuel Almeida, Ph.D., associate professor of political sciences in the School of Social and Human Studies, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

●       Jose Rivera, MPA, instructor of social sciences in the School of Social and Human Studies, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

These events are sponsored by the TWU College of Professional Education, the TWU Office of Civility and Community Standards and the TWU Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach.

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