Syracuse University Students to Take Part in Rally in Support of Puerto Rico
On Saturday, Feb. 3, Syracuse University students, along with other members of the University community, will take part in a rally in support of the people of Puerto Rico hosted by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo.
The goal of the event is to call on the federal government to support Puerto Rico and its residents as they continue to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Currently, Syracuse University is home to more than 100 students, along with many faculty and staff, who are from Puerto Rico and the eastern Caribbean.
“We are proud that our students are making their voices heard on this very important issue and are standing in support for millions of Puerto Rico residents who are still struggling to recover,” says Bea Gonzalez, Syracuse University’s Vice President of Community Engagement.
The rally featuring Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Ricardo will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the Casita Maria Community Center in the Bronx.
The students will attend the rally virtually, via simulcast at Syracuse University’s Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Room 405, Syracuse, New York 13202. The simulcast event is open to the community.