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Afternoon Tertulia: Palante, Siempre Palante!

Afternoon Tertulia: Palante, Siempre Palante!

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Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Cost:Free

Unete con nosotros on Monday, October 18, 2021 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ¡Palante Siempre Palante! Day. Proclaimed on October 18th, 1996 by then Manhattan Borough President, Ruth Messinger, ¡Palante Siempre Palante! Day honors the rich history of Puerto Rican activists in New York, specifically, the Young Lords. These stories are catalogued in the 1996 documentary of the same name, ¡Palante Siempre Palante! The Young Lords in an effort to prevent this history from being lost or forgotten. Join the film's producer, writer, and director, Iris Morales, in conversation with Puerto Rican filmmaker and scholar, Frances Negron Muntaner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this historic occasion and discuss the importance of documenting history on film. The discussion will be moderated by Centro Directora, Yarimar Bonilla. Co-presented with Third World Newsreel, the date celebrates the 25th anniversary of the premiere of ¡Palante Siempre Palante! The Young Lords on POV: the American Documentary series. The 48 minute film is the first documentary to bring the story of the Young Lords Organization in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s to national television. For 25 years, the film has continued to screen in classrooms and community venues across the United States and Puerto Rico, and has had several screenings in Cuba. The event will feature vivid conversation, insight from the film's original production team, & a robust highlight reel from the night of the documentary's premier. Producer, writer, and director Iris Morales will also donate part of her private collection of Young Lords material to Centro's archives! Finally, stick around after the Q&A where you can ask Iris & Frances questions. We'll end the event with some live music by DJ Christian Martir.

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