This is the story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem who longs for a different life. While she spends her days and nights working at a local grocery market, she secretly fantasizes about going to college and becoming a writer. But in her world, this is not a realistic goal. With no one on her side, she is resigned to living in the projects of El Barrio for the rest of her life. With no one to believe in her, Millie doesn’t even believe in herself.
When Millie meets Mateo, her life is transformed. As he slowly shares with Millie all of his knowledge and experiences with the Puerto Rican revolutionary group, The Young Lords, she discovers an inner strength and passion that she never knew was there.Sponsored by the Adelphi University Collaboration Project, Latino Student Association, The Department of Sociology, the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence, and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
For more information, please contact:
Heidi Peña Ortiz
President, Latino Student Association
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