Friday, July 24

¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York

Three New York City venues are looking back at the Puerto Rican nationalist group the Young Lords
"The Bronx Museum of the Arts is organizing a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization—a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords’ activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States. ... The initiative will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords’ innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. ..."
Bronx Museum
NY Times: When the Young Lords Were Outlaws in New York
aljazeera: Young Lords exhibit a timely salute to Puerto Rican activism