Feb. 16, 2023

A Brief History of The Young Lords and Denise Oliver-Velez

A Brief History of The Young Lords and Denise Oliver-Velez

The Young Lords started as a street gang in the Lincoln Park in Chicago, but not long after, they became a political organization, working with the Black Panthers and other groups in the Rainbow Coalition. They still fight today for neighborhood empowerment and self-determination for Puerto Rico, Latinos, and colonized people. Denise Oliver-Velez became an integral member in the Young Lords Organization during the 1970s and she went on to continue amazing work in human rights and education.

In today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the Young Lords, about Denise Oliver-Velez and at the end of the episode, Carmen brings a new segment, where she gives updates on the situation in El Salvador.

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Young Lords : A Reader edited by Derrick Enck-Wanzer, Irish Morales, Denise Oliver-Velez 



The Young Lords ft Denise Oliver-Velez - Bryan Knight YouTube video 

Johanna Fernandez Presents "the Young Lords: A Radical History" 

Take Over How We Occupied a Hospital and Changed Public Healthcare- Documentary 

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