by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The Museum of New York will be screening the documentary, El Pueblo Se Levanta, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
$15 for Adults | $12 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members
Includes Museum admission. Note: All galleries close at 6:00 pm.
The following is a summary of this documentary:
In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary «El Pueblo Se Levanta» (50 min) focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City’s own East Harlem.
Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community.
Join us for a screening of the film followed by a talkback with Juan González, a founding member of the Young Lords and now co-host of the Democracy Now! News program. Moderated by Dr. Sarah Seidman, curator of the Museum’s Activist New York exhibition.
Click on the following link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/400036614095525/?active_tab=about
The conditions for Puerto Ricans in New York City was in total contrast to what United States (US) General Nelson Miles said to Puerto Ricans in 1898 after the US Government (USG) militarily invaded Puerto Rico. This is what he said:
“We have not come to make war upon the people of a country that for centuries has been oppressed, but, on the contrary, to bring you protection. . . . This is not a war of devastation, but one to give to all within the control of its military and naval forces the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”
Click on the following link for more information: https://libcom.org/history/us-takeover-puerto-rico-1898
The fact of the matter has been that the USG invaded Puerto Rico 120 years ago to continue to oppress Puerto Ricans. Today, Puerto Rico is still a US colony despite the fact that colonialism is a crime against humanity!
We need to engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism, and the 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.
Get involved, because those who lie to exploit us don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/