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CA, PA, AZ, OR, NC, SC, VA, MD, NJ, NY, MI, NE, TX, FL, OH, D.C., the first #PuertoRicoIsDying papers are on their way to 15 states and the nation's capital.
If you ordered, you should be getting them Saturday. If you want to order, we still got 35 states left to hit! Let's make this nationwide! Tell ya friends!
PACKING UP THESE PAPERS! Raise your hand if we can send you a few copies to bring to your representatives! Just walk them up in city hall and tell the people in power to look at them. We need to let them know that #PuertoRicoIsDying and that we all have a role in saving it. If done right, this can be a major role in that fight.
A few maps, including the racial demographics of the communities being most hard hit by the California fires. The striking majority is Latino (orange) as these blazes are cutting through farm country. Image 1: NASA picture from yesterday of the smoke caused by the fires. Map 1: close up of the Creek Fire (currently 20 mile perimeter). Map 2: racial demographics of the Creek Fire area. Map 3. Overview of the entire fire struck area, which stretches from L.A. to San Diego county, including the massive Thomas Fire (120 miles perimeter). Much of the land is non residential (excepted a ton of wildlife) but the fires are bordered right up next to residences and has already put 200,000 people out of their homes. San Fernando, the city most affected by the Creek Fire, is 93% Latino.
The wind is at a steady 15-20 mph SW. I've watched these fire nearly double in the last two days. Winter is not fire season for California. This does not happen.
Tonight, when you see bright red, beautiful sunsets, knows it's because California is on fire.
Wildfire map: arcgis.com
Racial Map: demographics.virginia.edu
NASA image: cnet.com
Updated as of 2pm.
TOMORROW NIGHT @ VCU. 6-8pm. Come to an open conversation about the US government and disaster relief in Puerto Rico, the other islands of the Caribbean, and all communities of color.
Hosted by @francheskaalcantarastudio and @ianmilesgerson
With educated insight from professors, first hand experience from advocates, and shared stories of survivors, we hope to open these conversations to everyone, so that we can all recognize where we are and where we must go.
I'll be talking about my experience on the island post Maria and my efforts with the #PuertoRicoIsDying campaign.
Similar events are happening up and down the east coast. If you're in Baltimore, TODAY you can hit up the Oak Hill Center For Education and Culture for the teach in "Decolonizing Hurricane Relief" at 5pm. Hosted by @tanyadenisegarcia
And if you're in DC keep your eyes peeled as we may be doing a similar talk up there soon. And if your can't make any of them, host your own. Each one teach one. ✊🏽
Last night 10 of us suited up like @fema and distributed hundreds of thousands of #PuertoRicoIsDying dollars to the citizens of Richmond to bring attention to what's happening, and what's been happening for well over 100 years, in Puerto Rico.
If you look close (swipe left), it talks about the $72 billion dollars of illegal debt, the unannounced 1,000+ body count, the laws that have put us and kept us here, and the 100 years of ignored US citizenship.
It was powerful to see everyone's reaction from confused to thankful to upset at us for ruining their night. Mostly, I realized, people do not have any idea what's going on in Puerto Rico. Hopefully this educates a few and encourages them to educate their loved ones. Because we are very much in need of recognition if we are to ever hope for change.
I'm so appreciative of the people who helped and I want to let everyone know that there are plenty of ways to help beyond fundraisers. This is a lot bigger than hurricanes.
We don't really want water filters and solar powered chargers, we want functional water and electrical systems. We don't want cash donations and blue tarps, we want to be able to sustain ourselves and have roofs.
Charity is amazing and important, but it should not have to last forever, that's dependence. We need independence. We need awareness. We need respect. We need action. ✊🏽🇵🇷
HELP NEEDED. Anyone in Richmond free to be apart of a performance piece tomorrow night? We will be going around First Friday raising awareness about Puerto Rico. It's gonna be really simple but really cool. 4:30pm to 9pm. DM for details.
Thank you @guardnflags for printing the suits (above) and for your continued work for nuestra gente de Puerto Rico. ✊🏽🇵🇷
Delivered today! 1,000 copies of this 16 page photo essay on why #PuertoRicoIsDying - the past reasons and the current realities.
As my grandparents pack up to move into a Florida hotel tonight, for an uncertain amount of time, there's a fire under my ass to get this information out.
The people of Puerto Rico are fierce, powerful, and resilient. But the economy, infrastructure, and unsustainable systems that we currently function within are Dying. We can longer be the 'Rich Port' that serves as a 525 year colony. And amongst the worldwide energy of people fighting for their fair share, it is now that we all rise up for our brothers and sisters and for ourselves.
Help me get these papers into the hands of every Congress member in the United States. DM me your address and I'll send a copy you can hand deliver to the people you voted for.
Within this current system, the people of Puerto Rico don't get a vote for their President, nor a single say in Congress. We must speak louder for them.
And if you want help fund this and future endeavors, I'm selling a few of these for $15 each. Thank you.
Puerto Rico Is Dying: A photo essay after returning from the island.
A 16 page photo essay with short written essays to educate people on the reality and roots of the current crisis in Puerto Rico. I just sent these to the printer, and ordered 1,000 copies. 535 will be delivered to every member of Congress, and the rest strategically delivered to people who can move the dial in the recovery and ultimately the decolonization process.
These will be more likely considered if hand delivered by a constituent as opposed to just mailed, so if you'd like to volunteer to bring a copy to your senators and representatives, I'll mail them to you.
I am also putting copies on sale to help fund this and continued efforts. $15 + shipping.
If they won't put us in the news, we'll make our own news.
Thank you. #PuertoRicoIsDying
Que Bonita Bandera. #PuertoRicoIsDying
We made a 750 sq foot flag and wrote #PuertoRicoIsDying 764 times. We are bringing this to the Puerto Rico Unity March this Sunday @ 10am at the National Mall in D.C. Tell everyone to come through. It's important.