Voice of Witness presents their latest book "Mi María: Surviving the Storm", an account of Puerto Rico’s devastating Hurricane María told by first-person narrators.
Co-hosts: Voice of Witness & San Francisco Public Library
Feb 18, 2022 @ 12:00 PM PT
More info: https://sfpl.org/events/2022/02/18/panel-voice-witness-mi-maria-surviving-storm
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane María pummeled Puerto Rico for over thirty hours. As brutal as the storm was, the real catastrophe was yet to come. Lack of government support left many in the archipelago without electricity, clean drinking water, food and medical care for months. Years later, Puerto Rico is still recovering.
Mi María: Surviving the Storm brings together seventeen stories of perseverance and community that ask what it means to be a US citizen in a colonial context, how communities come together in the wake of disaster and how precarity is exacerbated for those on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
Edited by Ricia Anne Chansky, professor of literature in the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and Marci Denesiuk, writer and an adjunct professor in the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.
ABOUT: Voice of Witness (VOW)
Voice of Witness (VOW) is an award-winning nonprofit that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by—and fighting against—injustice.
VOW’s work is driven by the transformative power of the story, and by a strong belief that an understanding of systemic injustice is incomplete without deep listening and learning from people with firsthand experience.
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|"Mi María": First Hand Accounts of Surviving Puerto Rico’s Devastating Hurricane|
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|Date||Friday February 18|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||VOW & SFPL|
|Online event via Zoom|
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