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Apr
25

Pa'lante: A fundraiser for Puerto Rico

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center
52 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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More than seven months after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, thousands are still without power and struggling to get back to life as normal. Join other concerned members of the Richmond community as we celebrate the arts and culture of Puerto Rico and raise funds to support those in need. A silent auction will feature books by Puerto Rican authors, photographs, paintings and gift certificates for local restaurants, yoga sessions and classes at the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

The event, which is free and open to the public but requires registration, will include:

  • Puerto Rico-inspired food,
  • live music by salsa and Latin jazz band Proyecto Kameleon, and
  • salsa demonstrations by Ángel Rodríguez, director of Salsa Guy Richmond.

The event will also feature the opening of a photography exhibition that documents Puerto Rico’s colonial past and the environmental destruction by Hurricane Maria created by local Puerto Rican photographers Tania Fernandez and Steven Casanova.

Organized by the Inclusive and Engaged Learning and Teaching Spaces Faculty Learning Community and is the beginning of a longer endeavor to raise awareness and support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.