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Iris Morales: Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Stone Center welcomes Iris Morales for our first Writer’s Discussion series event. Morales will discuss her new book, Through the Eyes of the Rebel Women.
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 is the first book about the experiences of the women members — a “story within a story” told from the inside out– of the Young Lords. The Young Lords Organization emerged in New York in the late sixties to fight poverty, racial and gender inequality, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women in the Young Lords organized to build a people’s movement and fought the “revolution within the revolution” believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole.
Written and edited by Iris Morales, the book consists of essays, interviews, and primary source documents. Through the Eyes of Rebel Women chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the contributions of women, and the group’s decline.
Iris Morales is a community activist, attorney, educator, film maker, former executive director of the Union Square Awards. She currently works as the director of the Manhattan Neighborhood Networks El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.