Articles and Resources for Idea Lab Series on Puerto Rico

March 2, 2019
Throughout our run of Recent Alien Abductions, by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, we well be hosting a series of free “teach-ins” as part of our Idea Lab program. The series is designed to examine a range of issues pertaining to Puerto Rico, the play’s setting. The sessions will be hosted in March by our community partner, New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, Tribeca.

You can find a full schedule of events here and if you are interested in attending, please sign up here to guarantee your reservation. Reservations are encouraged as seating will be on a first come, first served basis according to availability.

For those attending and for anyone interested in learning, we’ve worked with our partners to assemble a list of useful resources to spark conversation. On each topic we recommend the following resources:

(Deep) Roots of the Debt – The Colonial Context

The Debt Crisis Era – How did Puerto Rico become one of the most indebted places in the world?

The Impact of Hurricane Maria – How the devastation was not a “natural” disaster

The “Emptying Island” – How mass migrations are reconfiguring Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Debtless Futures – How the crisis is producing new ways of thinking and acting in the world.

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Written by

Cynthia Tong