Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

We Still Here

We Still Here introduces the incredible youth of Comerío, Puerto Rico navigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a disaster that brought an unprecedented level of devastation to an island already in economic and political crisis. In the lush mountains in the center of Puerto Rico, 24-year-old Mariangelie Ortiz leads a group of young residents who never thought they would become the leaders of their community, but nonetheless find themselves traveling to Washington D.C. to protest in the halls of Congress. Follow them in this coming of age story as they find their power and begin creating a sustainable future for themselves and their community.

Directed and Produced by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi; Produced by Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Michael Shawn Cordero, Frances Medina, and Mensajeros De Palomas

Speakers: Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Michael Shawn Cordero, Frances Medina, Mensajeros De Palomas