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Landfall Discussion Series: Puerto Rico as a Handbook for Our Times

Thu, May 20th, 2021
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 27th, 2021

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LANDFALL: Puerto Rico as a Handbook for our Times
When the World Falls Apart, Who do We Become?

Organized by Professor Cecilia Aldarondo, Department of Art and Art History

FREE and Open to the Public, con interpretación en Español 

Register at www.landfallfilm.com/series

Please join us for a seven-week series of dynamic online discussions accompanying the award-winning documentary LANDFALL, highlighting Puerto Rico’s colonial status and leadership in mutual aid and community-based recovery post-Hurricane María. We will connect global grassroots efforts spanning LANDFALL’s themes of climate justice, sovereignty, disaster capitalism, and popular resistance, PLUS a sneak preview of the film and community care rooms for viewers to process the film experience.

Once you register for a panel, you’ll receive the Zoom webinar information to join, plus a private time-limited link to view the film.

Week 1: A Crash Course in Boricua Mutual Aid

  • Panelists:
    • Vianca Lugo, New York Boricua Resistance 
    • Charito Morales, Philly Boricuas 
    • Aixa Gannon, Bay Area Alliance for a Sustainable Puerto Rico  
    • Stephanie Nieves Ríos, La Olla Común 
  • Moderator: Molly Crabapple, Journalist & Artist 

Week 2: Decolonial Case Study: Puerto Rico, Palestine & Hawai’i

  • Panelists:
    • Lorraine Liriano, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico 
    • Sumaya Awad, The Adalah Justice Project 
    • Jessica Ramirez, Nia Tero 
    • Dr. Craig Santos Perez from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Moderator: Sara Awartani, Harvard University 

Week 3: Food, Land & Liberation 

  • Panelists:
    • Gabriela Alvarez-Martinez, Soul Fire Farm & Liberation Cuisine 
    • Karen Washington, Rise & Root Farm
    • Elda Guadalupe, La Colmena Cimarrona
  • Moderator: Cecilia Aldarondo, director of LANDFALL 

Week 4: LANDFALL Sneak Preview & Community Care Rooms (English and Spanish)

Week 5: Mortgaged Futures: Debt and Disaster Capitalism

  • Panelists
    • Natalia Renta, Center for Popular Democracy 
    •  Justin Maldonado, #CanceltheDebt Campaign
    • Jason Wozniak, The Debt Collective
    • Edil Sepúlveda, Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora 
  • Moderator: Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe, Cornell University  

Week 6: Cuir & Transfeminist Utopias

  • Panelists
    • Luz Cruz, Cuir Kitchen Brigade
    • Josa Eve Alvarez, QLatinx
    • Jesse Pratt López, Trans Housing Coalition
    • xime izquierdo ugaz, BODYHACK
    • Lú Rivera Vázquez, La Sombrilla Cuir
  • Moderator: Denice Frohman, Poet, Performer & Educator 

Week 7: Whose Paradise? A Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans

  • Panelists
    • María J. Torres-López from Diáspora en Resistencia
    • Nicole Hernández from Puerto Ricans in Action
    • Rosa Clemente from PR on the Map
    • Maisha Morales from siemPResente
  • Moderator: Dr. Marisol LeBrón, University of Texas-Austin 


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