Postponed: Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit

  • By: National Puerto Rican Agenda
  • Source: National Disaster Legal Aid > National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center
  • Access to Justice

Message from the Organizers of the Washington DC Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit

The organizers of the Washington DC Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit, scheduled for September 14 and 15, would like to inform you that the event has been cancelled due to inclement weather and logistical complications associated with the passage of Hurricane Florence.  While we are not currently on the path of the hurricane, the District of Columbia and surrounding states have declared a state of emergency.

We will be announcing a new Summit date in the coming weeks and hope you will be able to join us.  Our intention is to bring to you a great event with opportunities for learning, sharing ideas and developing plans of action.  Please follow our website and our Facebook Event for more information. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and we hope that you stay safe.

Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit - Washington, D.C. is a two-day conference that will provide a space for the discussion of policy issues and the articulation of community responses from the perspective of Puerto Ricans in the Washington, D.C. area and other stakeholders.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

5:00pm - 6:30pm Networking Event

6:30pm - 7:30pm Presentation of Movie: Bancarrota, by Jose M. Umpierre

7:30pm - 8:30pm Conversatorio sobre la deuda, A conversation about the debt

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8:00am - 9:30am Registration

9:30am - 9:45am Opening Remarks

9:45am - 10:10am Center for Puerto Rican Studies’ Diaspora Summit

10:10am - 11:00am Public Policy and Reconstruction Efforts Panel

11:00am - 11:50am The Future of Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid Panel

11:50am - 12:50pm Lunch

12:50pm - 1:40pm Good Governance, Accountability and Transparency Panel

1:40pm - 2:30pm Leveraging Federal Opportunities to Promote Economic Development in Puerto Rico Panel

2:30pm - 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 5:00pm Engagement Sessions

5:00pm - 5:30pm Recognition and Keynote Speaker

5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Event and Reception


  • BoricuActivate
  • Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora
  • Cenadores Puerto Rico
  • Center for Puerto Rican Studies
  • Friends of Puerto Rico
  • National Puerto Rican Agenda
  • Oficina de la Alcaldesa para Asuntos Latinos
  • UDC – Latino/a Law Students Association