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.