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Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio


Young Lords member with Pa’lante Newspaper, 1970. Photo by Hiram Maristany, installation by Miguel Luciano.

Young Lords member with Pa’lante Newspaper, 1970. Photo by Hiram Maristany, installation by Miguel Luciano.

UPDATE 7/11/19: This event is currently at capacity. Thank you for your interest! Stay tuned for an additional walking tour to be added this August.

Join us for a walking tour through East Harlem with A Blade of Grass Fellow Miguel Luciano as part of Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrioa public art project exploring the activist history of the Young Lords in East Harlem. The Young Lords were a revolutionary organization of young Puerto Rican activists who organized for social justice in this community during the late 1960s–1970s. They were committed to the liberation of all oppressed people, fighting racism and injustice with an emphasis on issues of health, food, housing and education. Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were founded in Chicago in 1968 and formed a New York chapter in East Harlem in 1969.

Mapping Resistance is anchored by the photography of Hiram Maristany, a lifelong resident of East Harlem who was an original member and official photographer of the Young Lords. Historic photographs of activist moments of the Young Lords have been enlarged and installed throughout East Harlem (see map) at the same locations where the events took place fifty years ago. Participate in a walking tour that celebrates and reclaims the activist history of East Harlem at a time when widespread gentrification is threatening to erase it. We’ll be joined by original members of the Young Lords and will end the tour at El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York’s Uptown Bounce free summer block party.

**The walking tour is weather dependent. Our rain date is Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30PM at the same meeting place: southeast corner of 111th Street and 3rd Avenue. Stay tuned for updates!

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Mapping Resistance: Young Lords in El Barrio is supported by A Blade of Grass as part of Miguel Luciano’s project Island/Inland PROMESAS.

ABOG public programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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