Caribbean Culture & History Discussion Group
Raíces Branch of Community History

Join the Raíces Caribbean Culture & History Discussion Group virtually every other Tuesday at 7pm. For each meeting, the group will be assigned a reading, viewing or an audio clip to discuss. All members are encouraged to submit a discussion question in advance of each meeting to encourage collaborative inquiry and dialogue.

Tuesday, May 17, 7pm EDT.


  • Puerto Rico’s Fight for a Citizen Debt Audit: A Strategy for Public Mobilization and a Fair Reconstruction” by Eva L. Prados-Rodríguez from Aftershocks of Disaster (pg. 250-256).


  • Please bring one current or historical resource to share- a website, podcast or radio show,  journal, etc- that you consider to be a source of information about the issue of the debt crisis in Puerto Rico or a resource or tool for local and diasporic action regarding this issue. Example: Auditoría Ya

In our fall and winter cycles we are focusing on readings from the book Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, edited by Yarimar Bonilla and Marisol LeBrón, as well as documentary films focused on different aspects of the effects of Hurricane María and the solutions communities on the ground have implemented to address the issues laid bare by the María and her aftermath.

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Program Support

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.