2022 Puerto Rican Studies Association Gala Hosted by STCC, HCC & PRSA

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2022 Puerto Rican Studies Association Gala Hosted by STCC, HCC & PRSA

PRSA 2022 Gala Moriviví: Activating Puerto Rican Futures

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STCC Building 2 (Top of the City 7th floor) 1 Armory Square Springfield, MA 01105

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Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Holyoke Community College (HCC), Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) cordially invites you to a night of celebration. Following the 2022 PRSA conference.

This event will bring together scholars, legislators and community leaders. We will celebrate culture and will embody the theme of this years conference the Moriviví (Mimosa Pudica). We look forward to your company on this celebratory night.

The Moriviv is a medicinal perennial that is native to the Caribbean and Latin America and found growing on land beyond those regions. Known by many names: “touch me not,” “live and die,” “shame plant,” “humble plant,” “sensitive plant,” and “shy plant,'' the moriviví enchants us with leaflets that fold inward revealing sharp spines on the stems when touched. Moriviví—healer, teacher—grows under the shade of bushy trees and in full sun, produces pink blossoms, and appears to be dead only to revive when the source of agitation is removed or repelled. Thinking through the diverse ecologies of human and non-human resistance that surround us, we offer the moriviví as a metaphor for imagining Puerto Rican futures thriving. Sponsoring Institutions and Conference Sites:

Established in 1992, the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) is an interdisciplinary academic organization that promotes the development and circulation of knowledge about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans from the Puerto Rican islands and its broad diasporas. For more information please visit the PRSA website: ricanstudies.com

Founded in 1946, Holyoke Community College (HCC) aspires to be a college of academic excellence known for helping students overcome barriers to success. Located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, HCC serves over 9,000 students annually, and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities, from sports programs to music festivals, for students and community members alike. For more information, please visit the HCC website: https://www.hcc.edu/

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), is a public not-for-profit institution founded in 1967 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible graduates. For more information, please visit the STCC website: https://www.stcc.edu/