The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
This Womyn's History Month, join The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign as we honor the contributions of Boricua/Latina Women to the Puerto Rican INDEPENDENCE Movement ¡QUE VIVA LA MUJER!
Recipients of the Doña Adelfa Vera Award for 2009:
Yasmin Hernandez, Artist/Activist/Educator
Teresita "Lah Tere" Ayala, Poet/Activist/Rebel Diaz
Claudia de la Cruz, Pastor of La Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas/UCC
Mistress of Ceremony:
Haydee Morales, Casa Atabex Ache Co-Founder
Prisionera, Poet/Activist/Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico
Sample Work Presentation:
Our Women, Our Struggle (working title) is a 70-minute long documentary that chronicles the life of Puerto Rican revolutionary – Isabel Rosado, -- who dedicated her life to the Puerto Rican Independence movement and has become a symbol of the island's patriotism. Other women such as Lolita Lebron and Dylcia Pagan will also be highlighted. All three women were subjected to FBI surveillance and each spent many years in prison as a consequence of their radical political actions or as some might refer "terrorist activities".
Melissa Montero is a Latina filmmaker living in Queens, New York of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian heritage. She has co-produced and directed a non-broadcast ten-minute promotional video/documentary on Casa Atabex Ache, a non-profit organization that does healing and transformation work for women of color.
Mariposa and Prisionera
Hand crafts and Natural Products:
OLGA AYALA HANDICRAFTS (HECHO A MANO)
Botanicafe (Lourdes Garcia)
FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2009 AT 7PM!
St. Mary's Episcopal Church 521 W126th St., NYC
Between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway Take the 1 train W125th St.
Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away)
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!
For more information contact ProLibertad: 718-601-4751 * www.ProLibertadWeb.com