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Continuing the Conversation on Puerto Rico

A Conversation with UPROSE Brooklyn on Puerto Rico and Climate Justice

The Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement along with the BFS Puerto Rico Solidarity Immersion student-participants are hosting a conversation with UPROSE Brooklyn and their Executive Director, Elizabeth Yeampierre on Puerto Rico, Climate Justice, and ways to take action to support the island. This event is open to BFS students, faculty, and parents.

If you are interested, please join us this Monday, March 11th at 4:15pm in the Lawrence St. Conference Room. Information about UPROSE and Ms. Yeampierre is below:

Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization. An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally recognized community organization, UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood through community organizing, education, indigenous and youth leadership development, and cultural/artistic expression. Central to their work is advocacy to ensure meaningful community engagement, participatory community planning practices, and sustainable development with justice and governmental accountability.

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 and Executive Director of UPROSE Brooklyn.