As we prepare for our WIL trip to Puerto Rico this spring, our
program takes an in-depth look at The Women of Puerto Rico: An Historical Look at Women's Rights and Empowerment with Nasheli Ortiz Gonzales, Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueño.
Taller Puertorriqueño. (Taller) is a community-based cultural organization whose primary purpose is to preserve, develop and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture. Known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), Taller Puertorriqueño uses art to promote development within its community and the Latino Diaspora and build bridges to the Greater Philadelphia region.
Native Puerto Rican, Nasheli Ortiz Gonzales will address women's entrepreneurship and education in Puerto Rico, and how the economic and political climate has affected education for children.