Stories from the Diaspora: Estelas De Maria

This week’s episode, we cover three notable Puerto Rican Community Leaders, that were panelists in an event in Boston, MA on June 28. The event was hosted by Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion, a non profit dedicated to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development. Their mission is to empower and engage individuals/Families through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts program.

You can find more info on IBA here:

WBUR reporter Simon Rios moderates the event, and the panelists info can be found below:

Jossie Valentin – Holyoke City Councilor

Edgardo Cotto – Egleston Square Org Executive Director

Pedro Reina-Perez –  Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Winter Institute


Please watch the performance photojournalism done on Hurricane Maria below which was showcased by IBA in their Gallery Center: