Community Conversation w/ Raíces Borikén Collective

When:
December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-12-14T19:30:00+00:00
2017-12-14T21:30:00+00:00
Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St
Jamaica Plain
MA 02130
Contact:
Raíces Borikén Collective
Community Conversation w/ Raíces Borikén Collective @ Spontaneous Celebrations | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

We invite you to join us, Raíces Borikén Collective, for a community building conversation where we reimagine the decolonization of Puerto Rico through Popular Education. Community will gather in circle to discuss the history of U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico, the Boston Puerto Rican diaspora, and movements in Puerto Rico and the states through personal stories, discussion of policies, and musical performances.

The conversation will discuss our Dec. 17th Decolonize Puerto Rico: March and Rally demands and beyond: 1) repeal the Jones Act, (2) dismantle PROMESA and the financial oversight board that takes away our self-governance, (3) cancel the debt, and (4) help Puerto Ricans across the U.S. as well as those on the Island.

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Who is RBC: Raíces Borikén Collective (RBC) is a radical Boston-based group rooted in the Puerto Rican diaspora. We are activists, advocates, educators and organizers that are majority women and queer led. RBC supports the work of dismantling the “imperialist white supremacist- capitalist patriarchal system”* forced upon Puerto Rico, and will continue to advance the movement of decolonizing Puerto Rico through education, direct action, and community based reimagining. Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

*Quote from bell hooks.

Quien es RBC: El Colectivo Raíces Borikén (RBC) es un grupo radical basado en Boston, cual tiene raíces en la diaspora Puertorriqueña. Somos activistas, abogados, educadores, y organizadores, y somos guiados mayormente por mujeres y personas queer. RBC apoya el trabajo de desmantelar “la supremacía imperialista blanca-sistema capitalista patriarcal (imperialist white supremacist- capitalist patriarchal system)”* que fue impuesta sobre Puerto Rico. Continuaremos avanzando el movimiento de descolonizar a Puerto Rico usando educación popular, tomando acción directa, e reimaginando el futuro de Puerto Rico como comunidad. and will continue to advance the movement of decolonizing Puerto Rico through education, direct action, and community based reimagining. Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

*desde bell hooks