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Juan González at the Museum of the City of New York

New York, NY

March 14, 2019 | Thursday | 6:30 pm

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029 ( see map )
Join Juan González for a screening of the hard-hitting 1971 documentary El Pueblo Se Levanta, focusing on the poverty and oppression of New York City’s own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community.

The screening will be followed by a talkback with Juan, who was a founding member of the Young Lords, and Bev Grant, one of the film’s original creators.

$15 for Adults | $12 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members Get tickets

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...