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Música de Latinoamérica

September 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Online - Zoom

In celebration of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, this program will feature the Cortés-Chávez Duo as they play the traditional beautiful sounds of the rich cultures of Latin America. Participants will learn more about the influence of the sounds and instruments and how music identifies these communities around the world.

Join us September 22, ALL are welcome!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

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Human Rights, Health, self-Empowerment and Hope in Puerto Rico

October 7, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
Online - Zoom


Join us for a night of rich discussion with Dr. Medina and Dr. Rivera Diaz. They will be presenting on the resiliency of the Puerto Rican people as they continue to face social, economic, environmental, and cultural factors affecting their everyday lives. 


Dr. Medina’s presentation focuses on the strengths of the Puerto Rican people amidst four co-existing natural and man-made environmental disasters. Threats and pressures on the environment and its resources amplify inequality and power imbalances in communities. The concept of collective self-empowerment will be discussed through the Puerto Rican lens. An emerging theme after environmental disasters is “Lots of work to be done: A work in progress”. It is within this belief system, that women express their power and actively create spaces to promote a sense of commitment and hope. 

Dr. Rivera Diaz’s presentation will focus on how recent socio environmental emergencies such as hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to cause a public health disaster with large scale death and destruction in Puerto Rico. These events have made visible the need to evaluate the political, social, and economics forces contributing to the violations of human rights and the right to health in Puerto Rico.  Actions of resistance and activism led by social and community organizations to defend the human rights and health of the people of Puerto Rico will be highlighted.


Sponsored By: 

UConn School of Social Work

Questions & Additional Information

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Abigail G. Jackson, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations via email.

All Zoom information would be provided upon registration.​  

These events may be recorded for UConn and UConn Foundation promotional materials.