Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Rutgers Law school is hosting a panel discussion titled "Puerto Rico: Understanding the Causes of the Humanitarian, Human Rights, and Financial Crisis" on October. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 80 at the Center for Law and Justice.

The event is part of the Justice, Activism, and Belonging series

The devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria has forced the country to reckon with the structural and root causes of the crisis and how social justice advocates can respond.  Puerto Rican movement lawyers, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan from LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Stephanie Llanes from the Center for Constitutional Rights will join in a conversation with Rutgers Law Clinical Professor Charles Auffant, co-director of Rutgers Law’s Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, and Professor Jason Cortés, Director of the American Studies Doctoral Program, to provide historical and contemporary context for the current humanitarian, human rights, and financial crises afflicting Puerto Rico and discuss how communities and movement lawyers are responding during these trying times.  Rutgers Law Professors Jeena Shah and Chrystin Ondersma will also be lending their expertise in human rights and bankruptcy law, respectively, to dig deeper into these questions.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Corporate Law and Governance, Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, and International Human Rights Clinic