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  • We Took The Streets Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords
  • Miguel Meléndez
  • English
  • 16 February 2019
  • 9780813535593

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Read & Download é eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Miguel Meléndez Summary We Took The Streets Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF G techniues of direct action and community empowerment the Young Lords became a prominent force in the urban northeast From their storefront offices in East Harlem they defiantly took back the streets of El Barrio In addition to running clothing drives day care centers and food and health programs they became known for their media savvy tactics and bold actions like the takeovers of the First People’s Church and Lincoln HospitalIn this mem. One of my favorite books Written in a very accessible manner For folks who aren t in the know The Young Lords were a revolutionary Puerto Rican organization mainly based in New York Some people refer to them as the Puerto Rican version of the Black PanthersThe author a former member of the Young Lords conveys a lot of great stories of some of the actions they took For example they wanted the local hospital to serve the local community needs but the administration wasn t responding so they took over the hospital auditorium and set up a clinic for the community My memory is a little fuzzy because it s been a couple of years since I read it but I think they did some simple things like testing for certain diseases as well as setting up a very successful drug rehabilitation program Matter of fact it was so successful the hospital ended up adopting it and still exists today I believeI think I found those type of stories inspiring because they served people s basic needs and they didn t take no for an answer When the government or some other institution was unresponsive they still took action and made the system work for them When the city was collecting garbage in their communities they pushed the garbage into the middle of the street and set it on the fire This attracted the press and forced the city to deal with the problem At some points they have been a little immature and I think its dangerous to fall into the trap of romanticizing militant like actions but I think it helped me think outside of the box in terms actions that can be taken to better the communityUnfortunately like a lot of revolutionary groups from that time period they seemed to fall into the trap of being too ideological and dogmatic

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Read & Download é eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Miguel Meléndez Summary We Took The Streets Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Oir Melendez describes with the unsparing eye of an insider the idealism anger and vitality of the Lords as they rose to become the most respected and powerful voice of Puerto Rican empowerment in the country He also traces the internal ideological disputes that led the group but not the mission to fracture in 1972 Written with passion and compelling detail We Took the Streets tells the story of how one group took on the establishment and wo. The Young Lords were very flawed but it makes their successes even sweeter Despite their failures they did a remarkable amount of good for New York and the fact that their crazy tactics actually worked should be an inspiration for all of us who spend our days trying not to go against the grain

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Read & Download é eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Miguel Meléndez Summary We Took The Streets Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF In 1968 Miguel “Mickey” Melendez was a college student developing pride in his Cuban and Puerto Rican cultural identity and becoming increasingly aware of the effects of social ineuality on Latino Americans Joining with other like minded student activists Melendez helped form the central committee of the New York branch of the Young Lords one of the most provocative and misunderstood radical groups to emerge during the 1960s Incorporatin. A good account of the formative years of the Young Lords surrounded by autobiographical information Easy to read and full of details