Community & Civic Engagement
Puerto Ricans in Action is focused on educating the public about the history of Puerto Rico and the effects of Hurricane Maria, which hit on September 20, 2017, and the ways they can help with disaster relief efforts.
Bonafide Rojas Tour
We had standout performances on Saturday, Nov. 11th, by Bonafide Rojas. We couldn't be happier with the evening and the audience which joined us. We're grateful to The Triple Threat Truck for bringing the food, and Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory for letting us use their space making this event possible. As part of our Community Engagement Bonafide brought our culture to the people first hand.
Community Sorting & Packing Drive - Oct 2017
We worked to coordinate this week-long sorting and packing drive in Lynwood, California. Over a 100 people came out to organize and pack up nearly 15,000 pounds of donated supplies into bins to get ready to ship to Puerto Rico.
Mapathon - Oct 2017
PRiA teamed up with Cal State LA’s Latin American Studies and the Geosciences Department to host a two day Mapathon. Over 100 students and community members worked all day on mapping critical areas of the island. This initiative is part of a national effort called #PRMapathon, and the goal is to recreate what Puerto Rico looked like before the hurricanes in order to aid ongoing emergency response efforts.
Café y Dominoes
On May 21, 2017, PRiA held the first Café y Dominos Tournament in Hollywood, CA. Puerto Ricans In Action is committed to providing family events for our community.
Grito de Lares
On September 24, 2016, PRiA in association with the Puerto Rican Alliance held the first commemoration of the Grito De Lares, at The Peace Center in Culver City. This event was part of our cultural education programing.
Care Bag Giveaway
On February 12, 2017, our members got together to pass out 100 care packages to the homeless men and women at Venice Beach. Puerto Ricans In Action values include service to our community.
BLACK PANTHER PARTY 50 YR ANNIVERSARY
On October 20, 2016, we joined the members of the rainbow coalition in Oakland, California. Fighting for social justice is a critical value for Puerto Ricans In Action.
Grito de Jayuya
On October 23, 2016, in association with the Puerto Rican Alliance, PRiA held El Grito de Jayuya in Los Angeles. We presented a history lesson on the Grito, photo exhibits by Jose R. Rodriguez and Defend PR, and a performance by Julio the Conga Poet. The event also featured IAmHomemade, and food by The Ricans Food. PRiA is dedicated to cultural education opportunities.
On June 26, 2016, rallied against Senate Bill 2328, PROMESA, in solidarity with rally’s across Puerto Rico, and the Nation. The protest was held outside the Federal Building in Downtown L.A.