The Young Lords will hold a community rally to celebrate 40 Years as
a human rights movement for Puerto Rican self determination and
neighborhood empowerment. It will take place Sunday, September
21,2008 in Humboldt Park from 2-4:00 P.M. at San Lucas United Church
of Christ,2914 W. North Ave. Chicago.
Humboldt Park is another Latino community currently being displaced
by a gentrification program; devised, approved and promoted by Mayor
Richard Daley. Programs like these are the origins of todays
foreclosure problems and are part of Chicago's patronage practices
since 1955. Prime real estate neighborhoods near downtown and Lake
Michigan, where Latinos once lived and were displaced from in the
last 50 years include: Lincoln Park,Old Town, New Town, Wicker
Park,Lake View, Uptown, West Town, Pilsen and now Humboldt Park.
Along with poetry and musical entertainment, speakers will include:
Kathleen Cleaver, Ward Churchill, Rosa Clemente, Rev.Luis Barrios,
Iris Morales, Omar Lopez, Carlos Flores, Michael James and Young
Lords founder, Jose(Cha-Cha) Jimenez.
De Paul University will also open, the Radicals in Black and Brown
photo exhibit about the Black Panthers and Young Lords in their John
T. Richardson Library on September 19, 2008. It will be on exhibit
until January 12, 2009.
Find out more at www.nationalyounglords.com