Sunday, August 02, 2009

Young Lords Party 40th Anniversary and Reunion

Young Lords Party 40th Anniversary and Reunion, August 23rd @ 12 pm, First Spanish Methodist Church on Lexington Avenue and East 111th Street

"On July 26th, 1969 the Young Lords officially held it’s first event as an organization of young Puerto Rican revolutionaries. Although the overwhelmingly majority of the young women and men who founded the organization, or subsequently joined, did not understand it at the time, “the rest is history.”

Former members of the NYC branch invite you to commemorate the 40th anniversary. "Visions of Action, Impact and Legacy," is the theme for the event. Other events to follow."

First Spanish Methodist Church
163 E 111th St
New York, NY 10029-2809
(212) 289-5690‎

Read: On the 40-year anniversary of the founding of the Young Lords by a member of the Young Lords Party


  1. Anonymous11:44 PM

    where are the voices from the women of the Young Lords Party?

    in no particular order....

    Iris Morales
    Denise Oliver
    Gloria Fontanez

    without their voices or presence we are only half of what we used to be!


  2. Anonymous3:10 PM

    It's a shame this group got caught up in socialism and communism as necessary to advance equity and justice. That ended up being their failing.

    If they would have stayed organized around real services in a Ghandi kind of way they would still be here today.

    Instead they chose the righteous left angry route, including arming themselves, and it was their downfall.

    A failed leadership and ultimately not as effective as working a different route.


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