Puerto Rico Day 2021
More than 600 people joined Hispanic Federation at the first virtual Puerto Rican Day in Tallahassee to set a legislative agenda for Florida’s Puerto Rican Community and advocate on behalf of the one million Puerto Ricans in the state. Conference participants directly engaged with community leaders and elected officials to discuss legislation pertaining to the Puerto Rican community. The conference was streamed on our social media platforms, where it reached an additional 3,000+ viewers, showcasing videos of the Puerto Rican diaspora's contribution to the Sunshine State.
Puerto Rico Day in Tallahassee was established in 1999 to ensure that all Florida Legislature members have access to the Puerto Rican community. This year the free and virtual event aims to engage and give a united voice to the 1.1 million Puerto Ricans living in Florida.
Puerto Rico Day in Tallahassee
Puerto Rico Day Sessions
The moderator and panelists discuss affordable housing, evictions, and housing vulnerability in Florida and its effects on the Puerto Rican community.
In this session, moderators and panelists discuss education-related bills introduced in the Florida Legislature, such as HB711/SB724 "Native Language Assessment in Public Schools", and SB48 "Educational Scholarships Programs."
In this session, moderators and panelists discuss the challenges faced by Latinos and Puerto Ricans living in the Sunshine State, and what is being done in Tallahassee to address them.
In this session, we join a conversation with Ricardo Negron Almodovar, the Legal Services Coordinator of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, for an update on voter rights. Kate Vicsik and Jackie Colón also discuss the need for transparency in the redistricting process.
In this session, the moderator and panelists discuss the function and process of the Appropriations Committee, and how nonprofits can leverage funding through the Appropriations Committee.
In this session, Patricia Brigham of the League of Women Voters gives a presentation on HB1 and answers questions from the public.
In this session, the moderator and panelists discuss the detrimental impacts COVID-19 has had on the Puerto Rican and Latino community one year since this pandemic reached our state.
In this final session, Melissa Marantes, the Executive Director & Co-founder of the Orlando Center for Justice discusses legislative bills regarding immigration that have been filed this session, and why the Puerto Rican community needs to pay close attention to the impact they have on all communities of color?
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