About the event

How have cultural workers responded to the fundamental needs of their communities in the face of state abandonment?/ ¿De qué forma han respondido los trabajadores culturales las necesidades fundamentales de sus comunidades en respuesta al abandono estatal?

Join us for "Essential Infrastructure,'" the final event in a 3-part virtual event series "Sancocho Live: Catastrophe, Resistance, & Joy" which brings together scholars, writers, artists, and activists to think about how “non-essential” communities, workers, and institutions are responding to the intersecting catastrophes of the present. Drawing inspiration from Pedro Pietri’s concept of the “aesthetic sancocho” each event will consist of short video presentations, followed by a moderated dialogue (open to Q&A) with Puerto Rican cultural workers in the island and the diaspora. We will end with a virtual jangueo where DJ's set the mood and participants can continue building together.

***NOTE: you must register here on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link***

** Events will be fully bilingial with English & Spanish interpretation by Babilla Collective **


This series of events is co-sponsored by The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center in partnership with #PRSyllabus and the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY as part of the The Puerto Rico Syllabus project from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.