More About the symposium

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The PRAF (Puerto Rican Alliance of Florida - a non-profit 501(c)(3) company), in partnership with FIU (Florida International University), is proud to present the second installment of the Nuestro Futuro Symposium series of events.

 

At the center of last year's Symposium was a research study of Puerto Ricans in Florida being conducted by FIU’s professors’ Dr. Eduardo Gamarra and Dr. Jorge Duany. (Click HERE for Bios). The study provided valuable  insight as to where Puerto Ricans settled within the state, background on what brought them here, their future plans, and political inclinations. Equally important, it provided robust data concerning the Puerto Rican diaspora’s movements and vital issues in Florida. 


This years "Nuestro Futuro" Symposium II will continue to lay out the groundwork for a comprehensive and strategic plan for civic engagement in Florida’s Puerto Rican community. The information garnered from our distinguished speakers and our continued research study will be used to support our community's effort for continued influence  and thus increased opportunities for personal and community-wide advancement. 


Tickets , when available, will include:

1- Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch.

2-  Full-Day Parking (click here for location).

3- A copy of the next installment of our Study.



SYMPOSIUM GOALS

 COOPERATE – EDUCATE - ORGANIZE – COMMUNICATE  


· One Voice Working Towards One Purpose– Create an organizational platform that unifies Puerto Rican organizations and  promotes an environment of cooperation.


·  Provide financial aid to FIU students who were displaced by the Hurricanes through the Maurice A. Ferre Education Fund. 


·  Empower political, economic and civic participation through education, communications, community outreach, and social interaction. 


·  Develop a comprehensive "playbook" that will serve as a starting point in the development of a cohesive messaging strategy for organizing and connecting the Puerto Rican community.