Tell Yale to Take the Lead: Cancel Puerto Rican Debt
Don’t let Yale University’s hedge-fund money managers and major donors lock Puerto Rico into years of poverty and misery.
U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL 04)
Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
Dr. Marisol LeBron, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Dickinson College
Dr. Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology and American Studies, NYU
Dr. Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Ana Ramos-Zayas, Professor of American Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
Dr. Monxo Lopez, Adjunct Professor of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Hunter College
Dr. Pablo Delano, Professor of Fine Arts and Co-Director, Center for Caribbean Studies, Trinity College
Dr. Isa Rodriguez-Soto, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Akron
Dr. Jossianna Arroyo, Professor and Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Univeristy of Texas, Austin
Dr. Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Kalamazoo College
Dr. Dafne Duchesne-Sotomayor, Lecturer, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University
Dr. T. Urayoan Noel, Associate Professor of English and Spanish and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, New York University
Dr. Mónica Alexandra Jiménez, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas Austin
Dr. Alai Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon
Dr. Judith Sierra-Rivera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latino/a Studies, Penn State University
"As one of the wealthiest universities not only in the United States but also internationally, Yale should lead by example and encourage other universities to divest from Puerto Rico’s debt."
"Puerto Ricans are resilient, here in Connecticut and on the island, but our people are suffering. As one of the largest employers and richest institutions in the state, Yale has to do better. Cancel the debt!"
"Wall Street banks have been profiting for far too long from the suffering of the Puerto Rican people, and are unrelenting in their efforts to get paid even as millions of Puerto Ricans continue to struggle months after the island was struck by Hurricane Maria. Yale University trustees have the power to put the brakes on this unjust profiteering. As Puerto Ricans and allies of Puerto Ricans, we urge Yale trustees to use their power to zero out the debt they hold on Puerto Rico."