by Iris Morales
In the late 1960s, the Young Lords Party mobilized for the rights of Puerto Ricans in the United States and the end of colonialism in Puerto Rico. Women members brought attention to gender issues, ushering in a new militancy for women’s rights. Revisiting Herstories: The Young Lords Party examines the rise of feminism in the organization from 1969 to 1972 and the factors that advanced or derailed it.
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Written by Raquel M. Ortiz and Iris Morales
Bilingual Children's Book. Inspired by historical events, the story recounts events in East Harlem, New York, in 1969 when members of the Young Lords Organization united with residents to make positive neighborhood changes.
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International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)
The United Nations proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.
"In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. An estimated 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent."
"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon