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Writer’s Discussion Series and Lecture: Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976
Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 is the first book about the experiences of the women members — a “story within a story” told from the inside out. The Young Lords Organization emerged in New York in the late sixties to fight poverty, racial and gender inequality, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women in the Young Lords organized to build a people’s movement and fought the “revolution within the revolution” believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole.
Written and edited by Iris Morales, consists of essays, interviews, and primary source documents. Morales Through the Eyes of Rebel Women chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the contributions of women, and the group’s decline.
Iris Morales is a community activist, attorney, educator, film maker, former executive director of the Union Square Awards. Currently, as the founder of Red Sugarcane Press, Inc., Ms. Morales publishes books about the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Diasporas in the Americas. For more information, visit www.redsugarcanepress.com and https://irismoralesnyc.wordpress.com.
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