Mourning, Healing, and Dreaming In Puerto Rican

In September 2017, Puerto Rico was battered by two historic Category 5 hurricanes—Irma and Maria left most of the island without power, communication capability or clean water, destroyed an estimated 70,000 homes, and damaged about 250,000 more. However, decolonization does not exist for the Puerto Rican. There is no sovereignty that lives here in this colonial United States. We are watching our homeland swallowed by the ocean. The bodies and bones of our ancestors unearthed, floating, trees and roots removed, pollution. This is xenophobia, but that’s not what anyone wants to call it. Yes, we are mourning, and we are healing and our rebuilding our island. Join us as we share and imagine and need each of you to help us dream of a Puerto Rico that survives and lives!

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