Puerto Rico Sustainable Disaster Support Initiative Phase 1 – GOAL REACHED!!!

Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it’s goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.

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Of Taíno Queens and the Legend of Yuiza

by Francisco G. Gómez Interested in boricua history, especially legends? Here’s a story that’s rather interesting. It’s the legend of Yuiza and her possible connection to the Afro/Taíno people of Loíza. On our first relief  assistance trip to Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

Taínasoy Apiario an Eco-Project in the Works – Part 2

by  Francisco G. Gómez As I said in part 1 of this piece, when I arrived at Taínasoy Apiario, there was lots of land preparation going on and construction of several projects were to begin in February of 2018. Noemi … Continue reading

Taínasoy Apiario an Eco-Project in the Works – Part 1

by Francisco G. Gómez Heading south on highway #2, you just pass the border of Aguadilla and you’ re in Aguada. You best be looking at the kilometer markers to your right as you quickly go along or you’ll miss … Continue reading

Reflections in the Aftermath of Hurricane María

by Francisco G. Gómez I couldn’t think of a better way to begin to share my experiences in Puerto Rico after the catastrophe that hurricane María brought upon the island, than to start with the thoughts of a young Puertorican … Continue reading

Raíces Sustainable Disaster Relief Fund – THANK YOUS!

Raíces Cultural Center gives our supporters a huge THANK YOU for making last week’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser drive a success. This thank you extends to all who have contributed to our Sustainable Disaster Relief Fund for Puerto Rico to date … Continue reading

Sustainable Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico – A Community Dialogue

On November 14, 2017, Raíces Eco-Culture presented a slideshow and facilitated a community discussion about sustainable disaster relief efforts on the island of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane María. Check out the photo album and some reflections on the event.

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