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Rosa Clemente

Community organizer and independent journalist, Rosa Clemente  was a keynote speaker at the Washington State Faculty of Color Conference earlier this month.

Parts 1 & 2 – Rosa Clemente explains what people of color face in academia

Part 3 & 4 – Rosa Clemente speaks about the history of the US/Puerto Rico relationship and how this plays out in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.


The Aftermath of the Hurricane in Puerto Rico

In late September, 2017,  Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane ran its course through Puerto Rico. Rey Delgado is a local resident who traveled to Puerto Rico to help family and friends after the Hurricane. In this three-part series, Rey shares some of his experiences with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.


The Challenges of Sending Aid to Puerto Rico

Four weeks after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico still reels from the impacts of the natural disaster. According to accounts from the family of local Seattleite, Bettina Carey, lines to buy gas are eight hours long, and banks are open only a couple of hours a day – which means a lot of people are turned away if you’re standing in line when they need to close. ATM machines also only dole out $100 increments, limiting people from purchasing much of what little there is to buy. Carey describes how difficult it’s been for her to get aid supplies to her family in a small town two and a half hours outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She speaks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.