On Monday, April 25, 2022, author and teacher Johanna Fernández will speak about the history of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panther Party. The dialogue will highlight the multiracial dimensions, innovative urban strategies, and global solidarities of the Black Freedom Struggle.
Johanna Fernández is associate professor of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is the author of The Young Lords: A Radical History and the editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. With Mumia Abu-Jamal, she co-edited a special issue of the journal Socialism and Democracy, titled The Roots of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor.
Fernández will be in conversation with Rethinking Schools editor and high school teacher Jesse Hagopian.