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Guest Speaker Jorell Meléndez-Badillo

October 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans, and Puerto Ricanness: Historical Roots and Today’s Challenges – Jorell Meléndez-Badillo, Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth College. 

In this lecture, Jorell Meléndez-Badillo will explore the recent history of economic crises, natural disasters, and resistance in Puerto Rico. This lecture will offer an introduction to a history of 527 years of colonialism, as well as how people have resisted it from the Indigenous rebellions of Agüeybana II in 1511 to the 2019 summer protests. Using broad brushstrokes, Meléndez-Badillo will attempt to explain how Puerto Rico got to the historical juncture it is currently facing.

The Springfield College community and public are invited to attend this free event. For more information, contact Laurel Davis-Delano at ldavis@springfield.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Racial and Ethnic Issues Working Group, Office of Spiritual Life, and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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