Month: February 2023

Disconnections and Connections: Human Rights Versus Democracy; from Principles Toward Policies; National Within International Law

Contributed by Ángel R. Oquendo Through Thin and Thick: From Human-Rights Principles to Politics Across the Americas and Beyond (Cambridge University Press) (2022) Hopefully, this note will move you, readers of La Voz, to a conversation with me and among yourselves. It will react against an anecdote about Spanish writer Francisco Umbral. A television show […]

Update on the Puerto Rican Studies Initiative for Community Engagement and Public Policy

Contributed by Charles R. Venator-Santiago The Puerto Rican Studies Initiative for Community Engagement and Public Policy (PRSI) is a research initiative seeking to document and support Puerto Ricans’ vital economic, intellectual, and cultural contributions to Connecticut and to provide research-based support for the development of public policies addressing the needs of Puerto Ricans in the State […]

Writing Latina Biography at El Instituto: The Life and Work of Antonia Pantoja

Contributed by Emma Amador Over the past ten years I have been researching and writing about the life and work of Dr. Antonia Pantoja, Black Puerto Rican Civil Rights activist, scholar, and educator whose work changed the world. While writing my first book, The Politics of Care: Puerto Ricans, Citizenship, and Migration after 1917 on […]