Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Re-Building the Built Environment: Grassroots Activism & Lessons for Today

Sponsored by: US Health Justice Collaborative

The Yale US Health Justice Collaborative, Citywide Youth Coalition, and Yale Forestry’s Environmental Media & Arts Student Interest Group are proud to welcome Iris Morales, JD, community activist, attorney, educator, director, and author to New Haven for a series of events to be held across the city. A former member of the Young Lords Party, Morales has spent 30 year helping develop organizations dedicated to grassroots organizing and community empowerment, such as the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New Educational Opportunities Network.

Morales is the director of the documentary ¡Palante Siempre Palante!: The Young Lords, and author of the book Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1976. Her visit will serve to bring the New Haven and Yale University community together for a series of events that discuss community organizing toward social justice from the perspective of one of the most influential organizations of the era.

Join us for a final panel discussion with multiple generations of activists and organizers in an effort to promote an understanding of today’s most pressing environmental and health justice issues. The panel will apply a historical framework to contemporary activism and its relationship to the built environment, specifically addressing health and environmental justice in communities of color.

Admission: Free
Yale School of Forestry, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven
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