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Resisting Paradise
Public Program - San Juan
Charla: Resistir el Paraíso (Fiscal)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
:Pública
1057 Ave. Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Human rights lawyer Ariadna Godreau Aubert and urban planner David Carrasquillo to discuss the so-called opportunity zones in Puerto Rico.

"A Paradise of Opportunity"

As part of the public program of the exhibition Resisting Paradise, we've invited human rights lawyer Ariadna Godreau Aubert and planner David Carrasquillo to discuss the so-called opportunity zones in Puerto Rico. As of the new tax reform established by the Trump administration, 98% of the island has been designated as an "opportunity zone." Through individual presentations, conversation and questions from the public, the guests will discuss what this implies for the communities, coastal areas, the environment, and Puerto Rico's most vulnerable citizens.

In the talk, the guests will discuss the topics presented at the A Paradise of Opportunity conference held at the Pedro Rosselló Convention Center on May 14, 2019, and how the image presented there is related to forced displacement, austerity measures and the people's demand for a just recovery.

Ariadna M. Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Law School and has a Master's Degree in Law with a concentration in Human Rights from the University of Oxford in England. She has worked on several initiatives related to access to justice directed at women's rights, the environment and freedom of expression. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico, where she teaches courses on gender and human rights. She is co-founder and executive director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico [Legal Aid Puerto Rico], an organization committed to education and free legal support from a community perspective. Her first book, entitled Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas [Our own: Notes for a pedagogy of the indebted] was published in March 2018.

For the past decade, David Carrasquillo developed professionally as a freelance professional licensed planner, cartographer and consultant. David’s experiences include projects and long-term assignments with state government, local (municipal) government, private entities and the third sector. Most projects are related to Land Use Planning, Urban Rehabilitation, Housing, Mapping & GIS Analysis, Environment, Economic Development, Policy Research and Social Justice, among others. Since 2014, David has overtaken many leadership roles in civil society organizations such as the professional associations, civic movements, think tanks, scientist collectives, and many other initiatives, especially some with objectives related to rehabilitation of abandoned spaces.

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"A Paradise of Opportunity"

Como parte del programa público de la exhibición Resistir el Paraíso, hemos invitado a la abogada de derechos humanos Ariadna Godreau Aubert y al planificador David Carrasquillo a discutir las llamadas zonas de oportunidad en Puerto Rico. A partir de la nueva reforma contributiva establecida por la administración Trump, el 98% de la isla ha sido designada como una "zona de oportunidad". A través de ponencias individuales, conversación y preguntas del público, se abundará en qué implica esto para las comunidades, las costas, el ambiente, y lxs ciudadanxs más vulnerables.

En la charla, se presentarán los asuntos discutidos en la conferencia A Paradise of Opportunity llevada a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones Pedro Rosselló el pasado 14 de mayo de 2019, y cómo esta proyección de imagen de país se relaciona a los desplazamientos forzosos, la austeridad y el reclamo por una recuperación justa.

Ariadna M. Godreau Aubert es abogada de derechos humanos. Se graduó de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y tiene una maestría en derecho con concentracion en derechos humanos de la Universidad de Oxford en Inglaterra. Ha trabajado en varias iniciativas de acceso a la justicia, dirigidas a derechos de las mujeres, ambiente y libertad de expresión. Es profesora adjunta en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, donde enseña cursos de género y derechos humanos. Es cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, una organización comprometida con la educación y el apoyo legal gratuito y desde una perspectiva comunitaria. Su primer libro, titulado "Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas" se publico en marzo del 2018.

Durante la última década, David Carrasquillo se ha desarrollado profesionalmente como planificador licenciado independiente, cartógrafo y consultor. Su experiencia de trabajo incluye proyectos y asignaciones a largo plazo con el gobierno estatal y municipal, entidades privadas y el tercer sector. La mayoría de los proyectos están relacionados con la planificación del uso de tierras, rehabilitación urbana, vivienda, cartografía y análisis SIG, medio ambiente, desarrollo económico, investigación de políticas y justicia social, entre otros. Desde 2014, se ha desempeñado en varios roles de liderazgo en organizaciones de la sociedad civil, como asociaciones profesionales, movimientos cívicos, think tanks, colectivos de científicos y muchas otras iniciativas, especialmente algunas con objetivos relacionados con la rehabilitación de espacios abandonados.




Resisting Paradise is an apexart Open Call Exhibition curated by Marina Reyes Franco.

Relevant links:
Periodismoinvestigativo.com
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noticel.com
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elcalce.com



apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, Spencer Brownstone, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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