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New Panelist on Building the Puerto Rican Movement

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  • ProLibertad Campaign
    The ProLibertad Youth/Student Network, The Puerto Rican Nationalist Youth, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and SLAM are announcing our joint educational:
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2004
      The ProLibertad Youth/Student Network, The Puerto Rican Nationalist Youth,
      The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and SLAM are announcing our joint
      educational: �Building the Puerto Rican Movement: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE�.

      The Puerto Rican Independence movement has always been alive in New York
      City!! It has been young people and young adults that have carried on the
      struggle for freedom and revolution!! Come and join us for a night of
      Revolutionary Entertainment and Education. Learn about the organizations
      that were educating, organizing and mobilizing Boricuas in the Seventies!!

      Come and learn about your REVOLUTIONARY ROOTS!! COME AND LEARN ABOUT THE
      PAST AND HELP BUILD THE PRESENT AND FUTURE!! WE HAVE A NEW PANELIST ON
      THE PANEL!!

      Join us for a Special Presentation by Powerful and inspirational Nuyorican
      Poet Rafael Landron!! "Rafi's Newyorican Anti-war Expressions" is an
      attempt to inspire others to nurture the growing anti-imperialist movement
      using creativity and greatness. The pieces are meant to spur action! For me,
      after the performance is as important if not more so than the pieces
      themselves because I will encourage folks to get together and organize their
      own expressions of resistance for the future.

      Friday March 26th, 2004 at 6:30pm at
      Hunter College West Building Second Floor Room 217
      (e68th St. and Lexington Avenue)
      Take the 6 Train to e68th St. and Lexington Avenue

      For more information call 718-601-4751 or email ProLibertad@...
      http://ProLibertadWeb.Tripod.com

      PANEL PRESENTATIONS BY:

      Frank Velgara, El Comite-MINP
      EL Comite-MINP was a Political organization that emerged from the democratic
      rights struggles around housing, and education and Health in NYC. El
      Comite-MINP supported the National Liberation struggle of Puerto Rico
      through Working Class Struggle.

      Carlos Rovira, The Young Lords Party
      The Young Lords were a powerful Puerto Rican Revolutionary organization that
      fought for the human and civil rights for all Working Class People of Color.
      They were dedicated to the freedom of Puerto Rico and the fight for
      socialism.

      Alice Hernandez, The PR Nationalist Party
      The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, was the Party of Don Pedro Albizu
      Campos. The Party has continued the struggle for Puerto Rican independence
      for decades both in PR and New York City.

      Blanca Vasquez, Latin Women�s Collective
      The Latin Women's Collective was based in New York City, their political
      efforts on behalf of women's issues created an amazing legacy of Latina
      feminism and empowerment.

      Eli Roman, The Puerto Rican Student Union
      The PRSU was an organization of Puerto Rican Youth based in colleges in New
      York that organized for freedom, civil rights and unity among poor working
      class youth and people of color.

      Jose Velasquez, The Puerto Rican Socialist Party
      The PSP was one of the largest Socialist organizations in the Puerto Rican
      community; they demanded the Independence of Puerto Rico, the democratic
      human rights of people, and for socialism in Puerto Rico.

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