50th Anniversary Events

ACTIVISM PAST & PRESENT

July 26, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Keynote Event

On July 26, 1969, the Young Lords Organization formed in New York City. The Young Lords were community organizers and servants of the people; rebels and revolutionaries; socialists and internationalists. We believed in the power of the people to defeat capitalism and to free Puerto Rico from colonialism. Fifty years later, we mark the founding of the Young Lords in New York by highlighting the organization’s legacy as well as the social justice movements today.

 

Speakers include:
Juan González
Jamal Joseph
Felipe Luciano
Mickey Melendez
Denise Oliver-Velez
Carlito Rovira

Moderated by: Johanna Fernandez
Performance by: mahina movement, Nuyorican poet Jani Rose, and percussionist Xen Medina

Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-young-lords-new-york-50-activism-past-present-tickets-65552596581

September 2019 - Puerto Ricans Fight For Social Justice in The United States: Past And Present

More details about this event are coming soon.

September 2019 - From NAFTA to Operation Bootstrap: Migration and the Fallout of US Imperialism in Latin America and Beyond.

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September 2019 - Hurricane Maria: Climate Disaster & Colonialism. People Mobilize.

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October 2019 - Pasado y Presente: Art After the Young Lords

Pasado y Presente: Art After the Young Lords is an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Young Lords in New York and the continued power of Latinx Art and Activism. Curated by Yasmín Ramirez. Partnership of Losisada Center and The Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Learn more:
http://loisaida.org
https://nathancummings.org

October 2019 - Puerto Rico’s Future: Statehood, Status Quo or Decolonization?

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October 2019 - LGBTQ: From Third World Gay to People of Color Queer Liberation

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November 2019 - Locking Up Radicals and Punishing the Poor: Operation COINTELPRO, Police Repression, and Mass Incarceration, Past & Present

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November 2019 - African American and Latinx Unity: Past and Present

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December 7th, 2019 - The Struggle Continues: Event & Celebration

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Information! This will continue to be built out as additional events are organized.