Vicki and A Summer of Change! ¡Vicki y un verano de cambio!

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Red Sugarcane Press Inc.
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8.5 X 11.02 X 0.09 inches | 0.31 pounds
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About the Author

Raquel M. Ortiz was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, and has been making art and telling stories since she was a child. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Salamanca and has worked at The Brooklyn Museum, the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and El Museo del Barrio. Dr. Ortiz is the author of El Arte de la Identidad, the documentary Memories of the Wall: Education and Enrichment through Community Murals and textbooks and educational materials for children in Puerto Rico and the United States. She creates educational materials for the Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in New York.
Iris Morales is a lifelong activist and was a member of the Young Lords Organization. She is the author of many books and articles about the Puerto Rican and Latinx experience in the Americas. As an educator, she designed media literacy programs for elementary school children and worked as a classroom teacher. Currently, she develops collaborative projects with artists and activists. For more information, visit: https: //
Iris Morales is a lifelong activist and educator dedicated to human rights and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Her community activism, and love of history and storytelling, led her to media production, publishing, and writing. Morales is the founder and executive editor of Red Sugarcane Press. She is the author of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, The Young Lords, 1969 to 1976; this first account of women's experiences in the organization was published in 2016. She is the producer, writer, and co-director of the award-winning documentary, !Palante, Siempre Palante!, The Young Lords, which premiered on national public television in 1996 and continues to introduce audiences to the social justice movements of Puerto Ricans in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Morales is a native New Yorker and holds a JD from New York University Law School and a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.