Puerto Rican Culture, a Mix of Wheat Flour, Coffee Grinds and Cocoa Powder

Taught by Jose Ortiz

Class begins 3/3/2020, ends 3/12/2020

March 3, 5, 10, 12 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Jennings Auditorium, Greencroft Goshen Community Center

We will survey the life, culture, and schooling of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which flies two flags and has two national hymns! Close to 35 percent of these U.S. citizens lodged in the Caribbean Sea are bilingual and carry a United States passport. We’ll uncover the blended stories of the 3.5 million “boricuas” or natives.

We’ll explore forces at work on the island such as the volcanic political activity, and a half million of its citizens escaping after Hurricane Maria stormed the island. We will analyze, compare and “forecast” what is next for the island.

Jose Ortiz served five years with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. as their executive secretary and has served as a pastor and on the boards of Goshen Community Schools and The Depot.