Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity: Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City. Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles against perceived injustices. This analysis provides the first in-depth account of the origins, evolution, achievements, and failures of El Comité-Movimiento de Izquierda Nacional Puertorriqueño, one of the most enduring organizations of the Puerto Rican Left.
Author: Rose Muzio
Commentator: Andrés Torres
Asi Somos - Who We Are
Chicago-based author Ada Nivia Lopez and photographer Mark Joseph will present Asi Somos - Who We Are, a unique collection of artful, vibrant images capturing the diversity and exuberance of the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Followed by a book signing!
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