Holyoke Public Library – Screening ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! Text Size
Event takes place on March 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut Street Holyoke, MA
Screenings of ¡Palante, Siempre Palante!
Holyoke Public Library
March 14th, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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 the streets of Chicago 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 end to the colonial status of nation independence of Puerto Rico.
Film producer Iris Morales is an educator, filmmaker, lawyer, and lifelong Puerto Rican community activist based in New York City. Over the last several decades, she has brought her legacy of social justice activism to the many projects she has developed with young people, educators, and media producers, to promote human rights and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! premiered on public television in 1994 and continues to be screened across the United States and the Caribbean.
Posted on March 13, 2017 by Library