EBOOK or EPUB We Took The Streets Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords
Miguel Meléndez ð 0 ReadN a couple of years since I ead it but I think they did some simple things like testing for certain diseases as well as setting up a very successful drug ehabilitation 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
set it 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 think its dangerous to fall into the of omanticizing 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 evolutionary groups from that time period they seemed to fall into the trap of being too ideological and dogmatic Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords by Miguel Mickey MelendezMiguel Mickey Melendez was a member of the Young Lords which was aand set it
"Puerto Rican leftist group predominately in New York City during the 60s and 70s Though the Young "Rican leftist group predominately in New York City during the 60s and 70s Though the Young themselves were not an explicitly militant leftist group Melendez was the commander of their underground armyRage is also an understandable esult of witnessing or being subjected to severe injustice To ignore the eality of such a feeling is not the ans. 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 unning 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. Essential memoir of the NY Young Lords Accessible lots of Context Reads Like Having A Beer With An Activist Elder Reads like having a beer with an activist elder Young Lords were very flawed but it makes their successes even sweeter Despite their failures they did a emarkable 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 Melendez took me through a solicitous and Presidential Secrecy and the Law receptive journey of the YLP which also includes crucial parts of his own experience as well I feasted on the descriptive cultural tidbits and their struggle to understand who they are on their own terms A definite mustead for today s youth of color many of whom who feels or has no connection to the larger society and d the inflicted trauma we are accustomed to by our social and emotional conditionings The YLP is a def legacy for they gave most of us a footing when we didn t think it was possible in the urban 60s 80s And even today Si se puede One of my favorite books Written in a very accessible manner For folks who aren t in the know The Young Lords were a evolutionary Puerto Rican organization mainly based in New York Some people efer 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 Lords conveys a lot of great stories of some of the actions they took For example they wanted the local to serve the local community needs but the administration wasn t Hume on Religion 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 bee. 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 misunderstoodadical groups to emerge during the 1960s Incorporatin. Wer Rage can be understood as a symptom of moral awareness as a wake up call coming from one s conscience How a wake up call coming from one s conscience How turn that anger into a creative and positive impulse in the struggle for a decent and fair society is the true challenge a lifelong uestPuerto Rico was a colony of Spain until the Spanish American war of 1898 then through the Treaty of Paris Puerto Rico Guam Cuba and the Philippines became US colonies Since then Puerto Rico has been beholden to the US and is currently a commonwealth of the US Puerto Ricans have similar ights and obligations as US citizens such as the military but Puerto Ricans do not pay federal taxes and do not participate in national electionsAccording to the US Supreme Court Puerto Rico belongs to but is not part of the United States If that judicial point of view is taken seriously then Puerto Rico is a belonging a possession Can one nation possess another Can you imagine someone saying that the United States belongs to but is not part of another nationPhoto CreditSome of the Young Lords most famous community actions include the garbage offensive lead offensive and and church offensiveWhen a community stands together and makes a strong statement it will be heard On this occasion something had been done to address the problem The same happened in all Young Lords offensives it became our mantra a balance of embarrassing #the state the city and public and private institutions and being able to present popular solutions to address the issues at #state the city and public and private institutions and being able to present popular solutions to address the issues at Young Lords broke apart after COINTELPRO intervention into their activities and the death of one of their leader. Oir Melendez describes with the unsparing eye of an insider the idealism anger and vitality of the Lords as they City Schools: Lessons from New York rose to become the mostespected 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.