At 7 p.m. on Saturday join hundreds of Latino Leaders, Dignitaries in a tribute to the heroic Puerto Rican freedom fighter Lolita Lebron at Hunter College, West Building, Lecture Hall/7th Floor, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.
A tribute to one of Puerto Rico’s and Latin America’s most revered, almost mystical, political female figures, Lolita Lebron, whose life of resistance as a freedom fighter inspired millions and who died August 1st of this year at the age of 90.
The event commemorates “Lolita’s,” as she was endearingly called, life as a woman, her life in prison and examines her guiding belief: “My life I give for the freedom of my country- (1951). Lolita is considered the mother of Puerto Rico’s independence movement. Her legendary ideals and actions undoubtedly guarantee her an outstanding place in history.
Lolita was born November 19th, 1919. Despite her struggles and that of others for the island’s self-determination, Puerto Rico continues to be the oldest colony in the world under United States control. Event aims to educate, especially youths, about Lolita Lebron’s role in the quest for Puerto Rico’s self-rule.
Linda Alonso Lebron, Niece of Lolita Lebrón,
Pedro NuñezMosquera,Cuban Ambassador, United Nations
Carol Delgado General Consul, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in NYC
Dylcia Pagan, Former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner & Prisoner Of War
Maria Lourdes Santiago, Vice President, Puerto Rican Independence Party
Delilah Jani “Bomba” Rose, Veronica Verdad,
Sery Colon. MC: Nancy Cabrero.
Information at: (212) 772-4000