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#EnAcción

In response to the historical moment Puerto Rico is positioned in, Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción has undertaken the task of convening the MPA alumni community as well as our collaborators to develop and implement proposals that tackle the urgent matters Puerto Rico is facing.

#EnAcción is a program directed at our alumni base, in which they join projects that aim to create solutions to the challenges we face as a country. The duration of each project varies according to its complexity, but they all seek to implement concrete and systematic solutions to issues that we care about.

#ElectionsLab2020

The Elections laboratory is dedicated to the growing youth movement in Puerto Rico that wants to be more involved in the electoral process, and has worked to raise awareness of the effects voting has on the island. It has set in motion discussions centered around the platforms of the diverse candidates in the upcoming elections. Their work includes:

 

  • Advocating for a transparent electoral process and providing accessible education for potential voters.

  • Action as a means of change.

  • Promoting citizen participation.

#EnvironmentalLab

The Environmental laboratory aims to tackle the lack of environmental education in the effort to raise awareness of the importance of taking measures to reduce pollution. It has worked on the following aspects:

  • Reducing waste in Puerto Rico by integrating the concept of zero waste in MPA events.

  • Developing environmental lobbying workshops.

  • Advocating for the reduction of consumption patterns.

  • Promoting the continued development of recyclable and compostable materials to prevent them from ending up in landfills. 

The Gender-based Violence laboratory aims to move towards significant changes that promote equity and social empathy using education as an important aspect in laying the foundation on gender perspective, equity, and empathy for others. It has worked on the following aspects:

 

  • Join the efforts into establishing a state of emergency in Puerto Rico for gender-based violence.

  • Seek greater visibility and advocacy for the rights of the LGBTTQI+ community

  • Fighting for free and accessible abortion and accessibility to sexual and reproductive health

  • Advocating an education with a gender perspective.

#Gender-based Violence Lab

#WorkforceSceneLab

The Workforce Scene Lab has raised awareness of the challenges young people are facing in the workplace and has worked on the development of proposals to mitigate them. It has also addressed the importance of preparing young people to enter the world of work as employees or entrepreneurs. It has worked on the following aspects:

 

  • A holistic and inclusive education.

  • The right to an accessible internet in the digital age.

  • Spaces to promote business development.

  • Strengthen incentives related to first employment.

Testimonies 

For more information, please contact Carolina Mejías,

 En Acción 2021 Director

at (939)-881-5722 or by email