At our membership meeting on October 23, UA members and family celebrated the ratification of our recent contract extension and engaged a host of other timely issues. At the recommendation of faculty with family in Puerto Rico, Professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages), Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies), and Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy), we devoted space in our meeting (over dinner and drinks) to a silent auction and donations. Two prints from Puerto Rico’s beloved artist, Antonio Martorell, were auctioned alongside other donated items. Students from Professor Reyes-Santos’ class explained why they are raising money for a service project in Puerto Rico – this term!
Over $4,000 was donated or pledged that night. Way to go everyone. We will split the donations between the Ethnic Studies delegation and Brigada Solidaria del Oeste. Thank you to everyone who pledged or donated!
Miss the meeting?
You can also donate through the Ethnic Studies U of Oregon Foundation account: https://ethnic.uoregon.edu/support/. In the comments section, please name ES Puerto Rico Delegation, and feel free to state if you wish to contribute for supplies and/or travel expenses.
If you would like to donate to the students’ direct fundraiser, go here: https://www.gofundme.com/OUPRSG.