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Activists Commemorate One Year Since Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
It has been one year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. To mark the event and to focus attention on the island's continuing struggles to overcome the impacts of the big storm, UpRose BK is hosting a commemoration in Union Square this evening. Here's more from the Facebook invite: Join #OurPowerPRnyc, organizers, grassroots leaders, artists and others actively engaged in a people to people #justrecovery for Puerto Rico, demanding justice and asking " Where Are We Now?" Speaker list is in formation - we will be joined by Caridad de la Luz "La Bruja," Elizabeth Yeampierre, Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Roberto Mukaro Borrero, Rosa Clemente, Juan Cartagena Naomi Klein, Tato Torres Sáez & more The event starts at 6 p.m. More info here.