Inspired by African American liberation movements and the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico, a former Chicago street gang named the Young Lords emerged in 1968 as a new awakening of Puerto Rican radicalism in the United States.

Chapters quickly sprung up in urban areas to fight poverty, racism and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. In New York, the group attracted primarily first- and second- generation Puerto Ricans, also African Americans, Cubans, Dominicans and other Latinx.

This presentation explores the ideas, practices and campaigns advanced by feminists in the Young Lords, their impact on the Puerto Rican social justice movement and their continuing legacy.

About the Presenter

Iris Morales is a life-long activist, educator, attorney, filmmaker, publisher and author. She holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar, and subsequently earned an M.F.A. inintegrated media arts at Hunter College. Morales was a leading member of the Young Lords from 1969 to 1976. She is the producer/writer of the award-wining film "¡P'alante, Siempre P'alante!" which premiered on national public television and is the author of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, which documents the history of the Young Lords.

Event Contact

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Oldenborg Center
  • 350 N. College Way
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