Annotated Bibliography

Latino Education Network Service. “Palante Documentary.” Latino Education and Network Service, n.d. Web. 9 Oct 2012.

Iris Morales produced a documentary film on the Young Lords Movement in New York City. This group was an activist group fighting for better living conditions for Latinos during the 1970s. This film was broadcasted nationally in 1998.

Morales, Iris. “I Became the One That Translated … the Go-Between.” The Puerto Ricans: Their History, Culture, and Society. Ed. Adalberto López. Cambridge, 1980. Print. 439-446.

In this book, Iris Morales talks about her childhood and about how she as a first child had to be a mediator between her Spanish-speaking parents and the English-only institutions. This bridges-building-process would later continue in her activist work.

Nelson, Jennifer. “Abortions under Community Control: Feminism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Reproduction among New York City’s Young Lords.” Journal of Women’s History 13.1 (2001): 157-180. Web. 26 Sept 2012.

In this article, Jennifer Nelson gives background information about the mass sterilization of Puerto Rican women on the island in the 1950s and about how they were treated as guinea pigs by American researchers who tested the anti-baby pill on them. With regard to those abuses, Nelson shows how the Young Lords especially Iris Morales advocates for voluntary fertility control and sterile abortion.

Richardson, Clem. “New TV production center grows in former El Barrio firehouse.” NYDaily News 12 Jan. 2012, Web. 9 Nov. 2012.

In this article, Iris Morales is interview on her new work as the director of the Manhattan Neighborhood Networks new El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. She talks about how local youth are able to have access to media equipment and theoretical and practical training.

Stavan, Ilan, ed. The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. New York. Norton, 2011. Print.

In this anthology I found a lot of information on Iris Morales: her childhood as a mediator between her Spanish-speaking parents and the English-speaking institutions, her getting involved in the Young Lords Organization, the Young Lords’ achievements and contributions and the fight on women’s liberation.

“Iris Morales – Filmmaker, activist, educator, attorney” Vimeo Blog., 16 June 2007. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.

In this interview, Iris Morales talks about local involvement and how everybody can create change at different levels. She focuses on the impact of media and how media can contribute to revealing social injustices. Moreover, she advocates of educating youth in regard on how to use media in a useful way.


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