RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Film Screening: After Maria


Time: 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM, November 19

Location: Campus Center Auditorium

As an anchor institution of the South Bronx, the history Hostos Community College and its struggle to survive and triumph falls squarely on the brave and strong Puerto Rican community that demanded a place of higher learning in once one of the most devastated areas of the United States. Fifty years on its mission and spot on 149th a Street and Grand Concourse is as relevant as ever. “After Maria” is a captured snapshot of what happened after Hurricane María in New York City, and specifically the Bronx. Its making has a story that connects to Hostos and the Puerto Rican diaspora of New York City.