“Blackout in Puerto Rico,” Frontline, NPR, Investigative Reporting Workshop

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, it ravaged the crumbling infrastructure and plunged the island into darkness. One year later, the outdated power grid has been restored but is not likely to survive the next major storm.

Join us on the first anniversary of this devastating hurricane for a viewing of the Frontline documentary, Blackout in Puerto Rico, which examines the role that Wall Street and politics played in allowing the power grid to deteriorate, FEMA’s inadequate response, and the voices of those who have taken it upon themselves to improve their own lives.

One such person, the executive director of Casa Pueblo, Arturo Massol-Deyá, is coming to campus to meet with students and present “Casa Pueblo’s Energy Insurrection in Puerto Rico.” This event will take place on Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Mendoza College of Business Jordan Auditorium.

This is part of a series of other events centered on Puerto Rico that will be held on campus this year. “Listening to Puerto Rico: A Roundtable Discussion” took place on Friday, August 31, 4:30-6 pm, in the Eck Visitors’ Center Auditorium. Consider signing up for Listening to Puerto Rico, a teach-out collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan starting Saturday, September 1, and joining our mailing list to keep updated on the Listening to Puerto Rico series of awareness events and learning opportunities.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Innovation, Center for Social Concerns, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Environmental Change Initiative, Hesburgh Program in Public Service, Institute for Latino Studies, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, Office of Digital Learning

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