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EPISODE 112 | 32 MINS

Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism

WITH ELIZABETH YEAMPIERRE

Topic:

Post-disaster relief efforts to rebuild and revitalize Puerto Rico

Guest & Organization:

Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City. A national leader in climate justice movement, Elizabeth is the co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. She is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization. Prior to assuming the Executive Director position at UPROSE, Ms. Yeampierre was the Director of Legal Education and Training at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, Director of Legal Services for the American Indian law Alliance and Dean of Puerto Rican Student Affairs at Yale University.

Resources:

UPROSE 

Here’s how environmental justice leaders are pushing forward in the Trump era 

Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans 

Resilience Matters: Transformative Thinking in a Year of Crisis (Free e-book download!)

Island Press Urban Resilience Project

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