Monday, May 11, 2009

Resistance in El Barrio


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Resistance in El Barrio: Preserving and Building Community' on East Harlem Preservation!

Historic event sponsored by Picture the Homeless this Friday featuring presentation of "Palante, Siempre Palante" by Iris Morales and performance by the Welfare Poets! Check it out!

Time: May 15, 7 to 10 p.m.
Location: Taino Towers, NYC's East Harlem
Organized By: Picture the Homeless/The Welfare Poets

Event Description:
Picture the Homeless and the Welfare Poets will sponsor an evening of documentary film, music, discussion and celebration about the history and current possibilities of resistance to economic and social injustice in El Barrio.

¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! is a documetary film by Iris Morales, about the activities of the Young Lords Party in New York City. In the midst of the African American civil rights struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women’s movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino communities fought for the empowerment of their communities. From Chicago streets to the barrios of New York City and other urban centers, young Latinos and Latinas organized the Young Lords in the 1960s and 70s as a militant voice demanding social, economic and political justice for Puerto Ricans, Latino/as and all poor people. This phenomenal film shows the power of grassroots organizing to mobilize an entire community, and provides an inspiring example for future resistance.

This historic cultural event at Taino Towers on the night of May 15 will celebrate community activism in El Barrio past, present, and future. With a screening of Iris Morales’ amazing film about the Young Lords, the Welfare Poets bringing their music and wisdom, and Picture the Homeless leaders sharing the latest about our Housing Not Warehousing Campaign, this promises to be an unforgettable evening.

FREE! A historic cultural event to celebrate community activism in El Barrio -- past, present, and future featuring....

* screening of "Palante, Siempre Palante!" and discussion with the director Iris Morales and veteran Young Lords in-person

* The Welfare Poets: bringing their words & music!

* The Schomburg Collective: speaking about their initiative to unite Puerto Ricans and African Americans to combat the displacement of both communities

* Picture the Homeless leaders sharing the latest about their Housing Not Warehousing Campaign and actions....

source: East Harlem Preservation
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