Teach-In: “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

November 21, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Condon Hall
Room 260
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus


“History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

Professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages), Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy), and Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) will lead a teach-in to engage in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Boricuas and Allies in Action in Oregon!
#PuertoRicoStrong #PuertoRicoRelief

Resources for people interested in information, volunteering, and fundraisers in Oregon

See attached fliers for event about Puerto Rico on Nov. 21st at U of Oregon; and fundraiser info. More below about UO Delegation to Puerto Rico. 

1. News Reports Gathered by Ethnic Studies 399: Race, Ethics, Justice Course at U of Oregon devoted to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts








2. Fundraising Campaigns in Oregon

a. Ethnic Studies 399: Race, Ethics, Justice at U of Oregon

This course has devoted itself to fundraising for rural communities in Puerto Rico and documenting the current issues impacting Puerto Ricans in the island and Oregon. They apply ethical principles to think about the meaning of justice for Puerto Ricans in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. In two weeks, three students and Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos will travel to Puerto Rico on a documentation and relief effort project delivering water filtration systems, food staples, feminine products, medical supplies, solar powered radios, lanterns and cell phone chargers. We will create a digital archive with stories from Puerto Ricans in the island and Oregon. Sponsors: Ethnic Studies Dept, ASUO (Student Government at UO), College of Arts and Sciences at U of Oregon, United Academics, and individual donors.

To donate: GO TO!

Ethnic Studies Foundation site: https://ethnic.uoregon.edu/support/
In the comments section, please name ES Puerto Rico Delegation.
Your donation is tax deductible.

Or go to our class gofundcampaign: https://www.gofundme.com/OUPRSG

UO Relief for Puerto Rico Facebook Page by our students: https://m.facebook.com/Reyeses399/

4. Fundraisers in Oregon, Support PNW for Puerto Rico Relief

a. Sending packages to families from a growing list sent to us from people on the island and concerned families here in the states.

b. Adopt-a-family where anyone can select a family to adopt and send their needed items directly to them.

c. Adopt a Elder/Nursing Home that desperately needs blankets, twin sheets, food, Ensure, medicine, oxygen, medical supplies, lanterns, clothing, and many more items. One business would be able to supply 1 home with their needs for 2 months with $3,000.

d. Attend one of our fundraisers and help send supplies to the island to lessen the death toll, the starvation of millions and help shelter millions of homeless due to their homes being destroyed from not one but two back to back hurricanes.

5. Center for Puerto Rican Studies E-Magazine: Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

6. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Volunteer Pool:
Join even from far away if you are volunteering in any way.



Thanks for all your advocacy and all you do.
Alaí Reyes-Santos
Associate Professor
Ethnic Studies