With the semester plucking along, I’ve fallen a little behind on my posting. Tomorrow, I head to the University of Oklahoma for two events sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Social Justice. On 3/3, I will be presenting the chapter “Figural, Not Foundational: The New York Young Lords and Revolutionary Nationalism” in a campus lecture at Gaylord Hall Auditorium, Room 1140, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. On 3/4 from 9:00-11:00 a.m., I will be facilitating a teaching workshop on “Decolonial Love,” at Bissell Library, Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center Classroom.
Last month, La Respuesta Magazine published a review The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation. The review, titled “Writing With the Oppressed,” offers a strong endorsement. Here’s a small taste:
“Wanzer-Serrano offers a critical interpretation of the writings, speeches, and actions of The Young Lords Party in a way that emphasizes their geographic and socio-political situatedness…. The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation shares the story of The Young Lords Party in a refreshing way by employing a methodology that privileges their own voices, all while expanding conversations throughout various fields in the academy. In this, the work’s importance cannot be understated as it is not merely a regurgitation of The Lords story but rather a conversation with them. For that…this work deserves praise.”