Talking Climate Justice with Enlace: Building Resilient Communities in Puerto Rico
A panel discussion between Licd. Estrella D. Santiago Perez, Environmental Affairs Manager for the Corporation of Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martin Peña, and Mario Nuñez Mercado, Vice President of Board of Directors for the Corporation of Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martin Peña, moderated by Dr. Hugo Sarmiento, Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP.
ENLACE is an internationally-recognized Puerto Rican project corporation that implements award-winning environmental justice projects in the communities of Caño Martin Peña, located in the San Juan Bay National Estuary. ENLACE representatives will share their experiences of resistance, community organizing, participation, and re-designing in the context of a channelization project to build alternative affordable housing, and formulate a Community Land Trust (CLT) to prevent the displacement of families living within the Caño for generations.
Organized by Columbia GSAPP. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies.