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Iris Morales

Iris Morales is an activist, educator, media producer, author, and attorney. Her lifelong commitment to social justice is inspired by the Puerto Rican peoples' struggles for equality and self-determination as well as by the community's vibrant contributions in arts and politics. A member of the Young Lords for five years, she rose through the ranks to become Deputy Minister of Education and leader of the Women's Union. !Palante, Siempre Palante! (http://palante.org/Documentary.htm), her award-winning documentary about the Young Lords, was broadcast on national public television and continues to screened in schools, universities and community venues across the United States.