The Battle for Paradise: Resisting Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7 - 10pm
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Join us for a free, public conversation about how a radical, resilient vision for Puerto Rico's post-Maria recovery struggles against shock politics and disaster capitalism.
• Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE
• Naomi Klein, author, The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
• Juan González, co-host, Democracy Now!
• Katia R. Avilés-Vázquez, Organización Boricuá
and other guests, with a welcome by Betsy Reed, Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept.
With videos from JunteGente and The Intercept, art build, community tables, and a book signing by Naomi Klein.
Free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.
All royalties from the sale of Naomi Klein’s book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island.
Co-sponsored by: Strand Books, The Cooper Union Department of Public Programs