Our New Documentary on Puerto Rico and #HurricaneMaria

by Will

The official death toll of Hurricane Maria is up, again. And the news comes as we release a bold project from the University of Michigan, based on our on-the-ground investigation.

I recently led a team from the University of Michigan to investigate the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. We conducted more than 30 interviews with a wide range of people across the island, and we were also joined by a team from Notre Dame.

The result is a free, online learning event called “Listening to Puerto Rico.” You can sign up for the Teach-Out here, and join learners from all over the world. Here is a message from the presidents of the University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame about why we have undertaken this new project.

As part of this project, we also released a documentary with never-before-seen footage exposing the humanitarian crisis there.

I’m so proud to have been part of this project, and I hope it will be an example for future ways that universities can engage in pressing social justice issues using journalistic techniques.

Please SHARE and help expose what’s happening!

Thank you!

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