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Juan Gonzalez Speaking on the 50th Anniversary of the Young Lords

Long Island City, NY

October 24, 2019 | Thursday | 10:30 am

LaGuardia Community College, E-building, E-242

31-10 Thomson Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11101 ( see map )
Join us in celebrating the legendary Latinx community activist group and its legacies in the contemporary popular uprising in Puerto Rico.

Juan González is a pioneering broadcast journalist and investigative reporter. He is co-host of the news program Democracy Now!, a founder of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, was a columnist at the New York Daily News for 29 years, and is currently the Richard D. Heffner Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers. González is the author of four books, including Roll Down Your Window: Stories from a Forgotten America and Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, which was adapted into a 2012 film, and co-author of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was raised in New York City and was a founding member of the Young Lords. His presentation at LaGuardia will address his career as an investigative journalist, his activism, and the current popular uprising in Puerto Rico in response to the debt crisis and privatization. Discussion will be led by a LaGuardia journalism student.

For more information, contact a member of the organizing committee: Ryan Mann-Hamilton (, Rebecca Tally (, Arianne Fernandez (, and Belkis González (

Event is free and open to the public.

Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...