Global Eyewitness students to present visual exhibit on Puerto RicoTuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:15am
After nearly one year in darkness since Hurricane María and more than $100 billion in storm damages, electricity has still not returned to thousands of residents across Puerto Rico, where an estimated 5,000 people died from hurricane-related causes.
Join the UNL photojournalism program Global Eyewitness for the premiere of its latest depth project, 'Left in the Dark', which raises awareness to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico post-María, and echoes the island’s call for a dignified and just recovery.
Named to reflect the ongoing power outage in Puerto Rico and the negligent disaster response from the U.S., this visual storytelling exhibit features multimedia films produced by UNL photojournalism students in winter 2017, three months after María devastated the island.
Presented by the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, with support from Parrish Studios, all proceeds from the event will benefit grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico.
-Exhibit opens at 6 p.m.
-Introductory remarks by UNL professor of Ethnic Studies and Spanish, Luis Othoniel Rosa (luisothonielrosa.com)
-Film screening at 7:30 p.m.
-Donation-based print sale until 9 p.m.
*This event is free and open to the public