Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, the Young Lords: 1969-1976:

Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, the Young Lords: 1969-1976:

by Iris Morales


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THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 is the first account of the women members. The Young Lords Organization emerged in the late sixties to fight poverty, racial and gender inequality, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women joined to fight for social justice 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, THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN consists of essays, interviews, photographs, and primary source documents. Morales chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords Party, the role and contributions of women, the opening of branches in Puerto Rico, and the group's demise .Personal interviews with former women members captured for the film ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords have been edited for the book. Photographs and articles from the 1970s complete the narrative. The entire volume affirms that social movements do not develop in a vacuum but arise to spearhead solutions to the injustices occurring in society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996827638
Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 892,259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Iris Morales is an educator and lifelong community activist. For thirty years, Ms. Morales has built organizations dedicated to grassroots organizing, community empowerment, and media for social change. She brings her social justice activism to projects with young people, teachers, and media producers promoting human rights and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Ms. Morales was a member of the Young Lords for five years and is the producer, writer, and co-director of the award-winning film, ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016 and continues to be screened in classrooms and community venues across the United States. Ms. Morales travels nationally with the documentary and is a public speaker at colleges, universities, and community venues. She holds a JD from New York University School of Law and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in New York.

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