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Juan González at the 50th Anniversary of the Young Lords NYC Founding

New York, NY

July 26, 2019 | Friday | 6:00 pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd,
NY, NY 10037 ( see map )
Juan González will participate in this kickoff keynote event marking the 50th anniversary of the New York chapter of the Young Lords.

Speakers include:
Juan González
Jamal Joseph
Felipe Luciano
Mickey Melendez
Denise Oliver-Velez
Carlito Rovira

Moderated by Johanna Fernandez
Performance by mahina movement
Nuyorican poet Jani Rose and percussionist Xen Medina

On July 26, 1969, the Young Lords Organization formed in New York City. The Young Lords were community organizers and servants of the people; rebels and revolutionaries; socialists and internationalists. They believed in the power of the people to defeat capitalism and to free Puerto Rico from colonialism. Fifty years later, they mark the founding of the Young Lords in New York by highlighting the organization’s legacy as well as the social justice movements today.

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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...