Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Fronteras reimaginadas: Reimagining Borders in Latin(x) America

Global School Event Series Poster

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Please join The Global School and WPI’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program for Fronteras reimaginadas: Reimagining Borders in Latin(x) America on February 9, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM EST. This co-sponsored event is part of an ongoing public forum highlighting the significant role of The Global School at WPI in addressing global grand challenges.     


This event will be an exploration of relations and associations between the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and the United States. Keynote speakers for this event will include Lorgia García Peña, a scholar of racial and national identities and diasporic blackness with a focus on the Dominican Republic, and Noel Quiñones, a Puerto Rican poet based in New York. The session will also offer a review of recent innovations in WPI global project program activities in Puerto Rico and Latinx communities in Worcester, and feature presentations from WPI students who are from and have worked in Puerto Rico. 


Agenda Overview 

  • Keynote Presentations 
    • The Bronx River Forest, Noel Quiñones 
    • Against Death: Black Latina Rebellion in Diasporic Community, Dr. Lorgia García Peña 
  • WPI Engagement with Puerto Rico: Student, local, and project center perspectives and discussion  

This event is free and available for all who want to attend virtually. To view the full agenda and to register, click here.

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