Bellagio Residency: November 2022
Project: “Participatory democracy at the local (municipal) level in Puerto Rico”
Cecille Blondet-Passalacqua is an attorney and leading proponent of fostering a more just and inclusive democracy in Puerto Rico. She came to Bellagio in November 2022 to advance a project focused on participatory democracy at the local level in Puerto Rico, reimagining the 78 municipalities of the country as a laboratory of democratic participation. Blondet-Passalacqua is the Executive Director of Espacios Abiertos, a non-profit organization that promotes a more transparent and accountable democratic society in Puerto Rico, with increased justice and equity for its citizens.