El Pueblo Se Levanta (The People Are Rising) Film Screening
There will be a 5pm and a 7pm screening.
Reserve your free ticket through Eventbrite. Space is limited.
Artist Miguel Luciano will introduce the film and lead a Q&A discussion after each screening. Luciano is a New York-based Puerto Rican artist currently exhibiting in USF Contemporary Art Museum’s NEA-funded exhibition, Poor People’s Art: A (Short) Visual History of Poverty in the United States.
ABOUT THE FILM – In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US reached the boiling point. Faced with racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities, Puerto Rican communities began to address these injustices by using direct action. This film focuses on the community of East Harlem, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, educational, and public assistance programs and fought back against social injustice. An excellent portrayal of inner city organizing in the late 60s. Featuring a young Juan Juan González before he was Democracy Now! co-host and multiple award winning journalist. Juan was the Deputy Minister of Education of the Young Lords.
Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum. For more information call (813) 974-4133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For reasonable accommodations, contact Amy at email@example.com (FL Relay 711)*
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