As of March 31, 2020 and with limited COVID-19 testing capabilities, Puerto Rico has reported 239 confirmed cases and 8 deaths related to the coronavirus. The real picture is worrisome in a country with a very high index of poverty, inequality and a weak health system, all exacerbated by a recession, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Oxfam and Filantropía Puerto Rico have joined forces to bring you leaders from community groups and NGOs that will update us on what’s happening on the ground and the current needs of society’s most vulnerable. We will also hear ideas on how to help communities develop action plans that meet collective goals.
This webinar will have representatives from the following organizations:
Fatema Z. Sumar, Vice President of Global Programs
María Concepción, Program Manager, Puerto Rico
Global organization working to end the injustice of poverty, while helping people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters.
Furia (Firmes, Unidos y Resilientes con la Abogacía)
Nayda Bobonis Cabrera, Public Policy Coordinator
Nonprofit organization promoting community resiliency via participatory advocacy, educational services and working together with leaders of low-income communities throughout Puerto Rico.
Amárilis Pagán Jiménez, Executive Director
Organization offering housing, business incubator and disaster recovery services to women, LGBTIQ groups and rural communities on the island, with an emphasis on mitigating the toxic effect of inequality, while facilitating empowerment, housing and economic development opportunities and processes.
Tania Rosario Méndez, Executive Director
Community-based feminist organization focused on improving access for women to health care, reducing violence in community environments and promoting economic development through education and activism.