The Young Lords: The Revolution is Black and Brown
Event Date: October 27 at 6:30 pm
As part of our CASA in Action family, you know the importance of building electoral power and mobilizing communities of color and immigrants. We know that our communities must be empowered and ready to vote for #BidenHarris2020 and in local down-ballot races this year.
As Field Director for CASA in Action, I know how busy the past few weeks have been engaging and mobilizing our communities. But I want to take a moment to reflect on the political work of Black and brown leaders of the past and how they have truly laid out the foundation for the work we do now. Join the conversation between myself and Dr. Johanna Hernandez, award-winning scholar and author of “The Young Lords: A Radical History” on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm via Facebook Live. We’ll explore how the Young Lords – the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panthers – redefined the character of protest, the color of politics, and the cadence of popular urban culture in the age of great dreams. This is a history which mirrors how Latinx and Black organizers mobilize voters for the current elections.
In this conversation I’ll be speaking with fellow Boricua and leading historian Dr. Hernandez as she shares how the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panthers, confronted race and class inequity with imaginative, irreverent protests and media conscious tactics.
This is a celebration of the revolution of yesterday and how it influences today’s organizing and advocacy work, all of which culminates with the results of this election. Will I see you there?
Maria del Carmen Gutierrez
Field Director, CASA in Action