MyrnaPagan

Speaker Profile

Myrna Pagán

Director / Human Rights Activist
Vidas Viequenses Valen
Myrna Pagán is a long time activist, artist, abuela, Founder of Vidas Viequenses Valen, (inspired by BLM movement), working for peace and justice. She has traveled extensively to represent the people of Vieques and advocate for their rights; has spoken at the UN Decolonization Committee on 5 occasions to denounce the hardships of and injustices against the Vieques community, in the “colony of the colony.” Pagán has appeared in many documentaries, and testified before US Congress committees to present the Vieques story. She will be featured in the October Heritage Podcast Celebration of the Smithsonian Institute Biblioteca. Myrna was recently elected to the National Council of Elders. She is the founding member and first President of the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Steering Committee Member of Ceasefire Campaign, Community Representative to the US Navy Restoration Advisory Board and Founder and Co-Editor of The Vieques Times.


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