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Re-Membering Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Five Years After Maria
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida will host “Re-Membering Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Five Years After María”, a panel discussion focusing on Arts and Culture. By paying homage to the rich humanities-based production over the past half-decade, the event re-members, that is, pieces together and memorializes that which has been fractured. The humanities-based discussion will examine how the storm affected the cultural expression of people on the island and in the diaspora through language, music, performance art, and literature.
The interactive event will feature four Puerto Rican speakers, including a performance artist, an author, a musician, a humanities scholar, and a Puerto Rican studies specialist who will serve as moderator. By opening the space to engage the audience in how we respond to disaster, this event informs the humanities by addressing the following questions: In what ways do people who have endured such tragedy and devastation express themselves through the humanities? What do we take away from these cultural expressions that expound upon the human experience? The event seeks to broaden our understanding of our diverse heritage through an examination of a shifting in the humanities in the recent past.
“Re-Membering Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Five Years After María” is a live and virtual bilingual panel discussion focusing on the Humanities through Arts and Culture. Pre-registration is required for Zoom participants only. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia in partnership with the University of Central Florida.
Date/time: September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Presented By:Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Professor of Studio Art, George Mason University, Presenter; Jaquira Díaz, Author and Independent Scholar, Presenter; Hugo Ríos-Cordero, Assistant Professor of English, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus, Presenter; José Irizarry, Professor of English, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus, Presenter; Fernando Rivera, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub, University of Central Florida, Moderator; Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Professor of English, University of Central Florida, Advisor, Organizer, Event Co-host; Lisa Nalbone, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies Program Director, University of Central Florida, Organizer, Event Co-host