Civil Rights, Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:45pm

Moderator: Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF (NY)

Panelists: José E. López, Lecturer, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois 

Jimmy Torres Vélez, President, Puerto Rican Action Inititaitve (FL)

Yanil Terón, Executive Director, Center for Latino Progress (CT)

Goal: to examine various aspects of stateside Puerto Ricans’ political participation and engagement, especially as they relate to the ongoing presidential season and the role that community organizations and leaders play in swing states with large number of Puerto Rican voters (OH, FL, and PA). Panelists are engaged in political mobilization at the local level and are part of broader coalitions for voter registration and mobilization.

Juan Cartagena José E. López Jimmy Torres Vélez Yanil Terón



Civil Rights, Human RIghts & Civic Engagement - Q & A

Civil Rights, Human Rights and Civic Engagement - Jimmy Torres Velez


Civil Rights, Human Rights and Civic Engagement - Opening Remarks by Juan Cartagena

Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Civic Engagement- Panel Discussion