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#PuertoRicoRelief #PuertoRicoStrong Boricuas and Allies in Action in Oregon!

Resources for people in Oregon interested in aiding relief efforts for Puerto Rico: information, volunteering, and fundraisers

 

 

News reports gathered by Ethnic Studies 399: Race, Ethics, Justice course at University of Oregon devoted to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-puerto-rico-grade-10-federal-response-island-lacking-electricty-a8009771.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/20/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-private-help-and-government-failure-josh-rivera-column/780799001/ 

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/26/16365994/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-humanitarian-disaster-electricty-fuel-flights-facts 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dozens-missing-puerto-rico-month-hurricane-maria/story?id=50616677

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/20/558743790/why-its-so-hard-to-turn-the-lights-back-on-in-puerto 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-31/puerto-rico-to-redraw-plan-for-ending-debt-crisis-due-to-storm 

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/26/16553748/puerto-rico-nurses-fema 

 

 

Fundraising Campaigns in Oregon:

Ethnic Studies 399: Race, Ethics, Justice at University of Oregon

This course has devoted itself to fundraising for rural communities in Puerto Rico and documenting the current issues impacting Puerto Ricans in the island and Oregon. They apply ethical principles to think about the meaning of justice for Puerto Ricans in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. In two weeks, three students and Prof. Alaí Reyes-Santos will travel to Puerto Rico on a documentation and relief effort project delivering water filtration systems, food staples, feminine products, medical supplies, solar powered radios, lanterns and cell phone chargers. We will create a digital archive with stories from Puerto Ricans in the island and Oregon. Sponsors: Department of Ethnic Studies at UO, ASUO (Student Government at UO), College of Arts and Sciences at University of Oregon, United Academics, and individual donors.

 

DONATE HERE! (in the comments section, please name “ES Puerto Rico Delegation” – Your donation is tax deductible.

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 Donate using our ES 399 class gofundme campaign

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Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Reyeses399/

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Fundraisers in Oregon, Support PNW for Puerto Rico Relief – https://pnwforpuertoricorelief.com

a. Send packages to families from a growing list sent to us from people on the island and concerned families here in the states.

b. Adopt-a-family: anyone can select a family to adopt and send their needed items directly to them.

c. Adopt a Elder/Nursing Home that desperately needs blankets, twin sheets, food, Ensure, medicine, oxygen, medical supplies, lanterns, clothing, and many more items. One business would be able to supply 1 home with their needs for 2 months with $3,000.

d. Attend one of our fundraisers and help send supplies to the island to lessen the death toll, the starvation of millions and help shelter millions of homeless due to their homes being destroyed by two back to back hurricanes.

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Center for Puerto Rican Studies E-Magazine: Puerto Rico Relief Efforts – https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/newsletter/Puerto-Rico-Disaster-Relief.html

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Center for Puerto Rican Studies Volunteer Pool: Join even from far away if you are volunteering in any way.

https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/centrovoices/current-affairs/volunteers-are-wanted-centros-disaster-recovery-clearinghouse

 

More opportunities to volunteer, support and donate in the horizon!

Thanks for all of your advocacy and all you do!

 

Alaí Reyes Santos
Associate Professor
Ethnic Studies
University of Oregon
Author of Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles
Follow on Faceboook: http://www.facebook.com/ourcaribbeankin
Twitter: #ourcaribbeankin
@alaireyessantos


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