Puerto Rico’s Earthquake Response: Food, Family, and FEMA

Puerto Rico’s Earthquake Response: Food, Family, and FEMA


Following the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, the John Brademas Center and NYU Washington, DC will host a discussion with the CEO of José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen Nate Mook and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico Maria “Mayita” Meléndez. Ponce was the region hit hardest by the earthquakes, the strongest registering a magnitude of 6.4, leaving large-scale structural damage and psychological trauma accompanied by severe aftershocks.

The event will focus on relief efforts involving FEMA, food, and the extended community. Speakers will share poignant stories of hope and hospitality. The event will also cover how a celebrity chef became an unofficial humanitarian envoy for disaster management. Public affairs advisor Gregorio J Igartúa will join the conversation, to be moderated by CNN’s Geovanny Vicente Romero.

Please note that this program may be filmed and/or photographed.

Tuesday, February 25
– 3:30 PM Doors Open
– 4:00 PM Program Starts
– 5:30 PM Program Ends

Abramson Family Auditorium
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005

NYU Washington, DC (1307 L ST NW)