MCC Daily Tribune
Marisol Galarza-Ruiz to Present at Filling Station 2/7
On Friday, February 7, 12-12:50 p.m. in 8-200, Associate Professor Marisol Galarza-Ruiz (World Languages and Cultures) will deliver a Filling Station presentation in which she discusses her views and experiences surrounding relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. As Galarza-Ruiz notes, "Over 3 million Americans who live on the island of Puerto Rico face a lingering economic crisis, government bankruptcy, and a recent major political scandal." Under Galarza-Ruiz's leadership, MCC participated in the NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative, which is an ongoing collaboration between the NY state governor's office, SUNY, and UNICEF. According to Galarza-Ruiz: "This initiative sends 500 students and staff from SUNY to help in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. MCC was the only community college to lead a group in 2018 and had the opportunity again in 2019 to lead another group." This event is free and open to the MCC community.