PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords – Documentary

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Saturday, May 18th
8:00 pm
The Herb Garden
176 East 111th Street, New York NY
(Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Rain Date:  May 25th

The New York Restoration Project’s Herb Garden is proud to screen Iris Morales’ acclaimed documentary: ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords – recipient of the Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Media Alliance.

¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords explores the period 1969 through the Young Lord’s demise in 1976 and highlights pivotal moments in the history of East Harlem and the Herb Garden’s East 111th Street in particular!

In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women’s movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino/a communities fought for economic, racial and social justice. From Chicago streets to the barrios of New York City and other urban centers, the Young Lords emerged to demand decent living conditions and raised a militant voice for the empowerment of Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as in the United States and for the independence of Puerto Rico.

Through on-camera interviews with former members, archival footage, photographs and music,

 ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords’ political vision and actions, and the organization’s legacy.

Join us for this free screening and a discussion about the film and the history of our neighborhood.

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