While our trust in public institutions wavers, incredible grassroots organizations are out there doing hands-on, community-centric work and engaging in activism to support Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora.
One such organization is @uprosebrooklyn — a long-standing intergenerational nonprofit based out of Sunset Park that works at the intersection of racial justice and climate change. .
Pictured here is executive director of UPROSE, Elizabeth Yeampierre, who remains optimistic and ready for action. She spoke to us on an ice-cold December night in NYC last year, during a demonstration on the date that marked 100 days of darkness after Hurricane María.
Consider her words: “The real disaster happens months and years after, when a community or nation is no longer in the public eye.”
Locked and Loaded with 3x @ursamini for Day 2 of the Summer Youth Filmmaking class short film "Airball"
The @canonusa 5D MK3 is still a classic. This beautiful soul makes it even better. (ironically this photo was taken with my @sonyalpha ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
**Widescreen Version of the BTS shoot dropping on IGTV later today. **