This course will seek to understand the recent political, social, and economic events in Puerto Rico before, during, and after the mass mobilizations that forced out the elected governor in July of 2019.
Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as “lessons learned” but as essential guideposts for activism.
On September 26th 2013, the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic invalidated the nationality of children born to unauthorized migrants retroactively from the last 90 years. The rule stripped the nationality of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent within days. Join Ana Maria Belique, one of the leaders of Reconocido, as we talk about the ruling that denationalized thousands of dominicans overnight.