Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis: Analysis, Alternatives and Solutions
September 28, 2015
Considering the harsh reality of austerity, New Politics is encouraged by the struggles against it. One place where this fight has taken place is Puerto Rico. There, colonial capitalism has forced a new massive migration from the island. More Puerto Ricans currently live in the Diaspora than in the country itself.
To understand this situation better we invite you to a talk with Rafael Bernabe, a socialist activist and member of the Working People's Party of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis:
Analysis, Alternatives and Solutions
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Free for members of the New York City Bar and sponsoring organizations.
$10 for non-members.
National Lawyers Guild, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association
The purpose of this important forum is to provide an assessment of the current economic crisis affecting the island of Puerto Rico, a United States territory. A panel of experts will discuss the history of Puerto Rico’s economy, the federal and local laws that impact its economy, the current status of its bonds, and the proposed bankruptcy relief and austerity measures. The panelists will provide a broad range of perspectives on a solution to this crisis.
Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Rafael Bernabe, Author of “Puerto Rico: Crisis y Alternativas”
Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez, Retired Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court and Current Senior Fellow at New York University School of Law
Dr. Andres Torres, Professor of History, Lehman College
Natasha Bannan, National President-Elect, National Lawyers Guild