The People’s Church – The Young Lords (1969)

1946-1989, Date, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption, Urban Spaces

Account of the Young Lords occupation of a seldom used church to create space for free children’s breakfast program, a liberation school, and a people’s day care center.

  1. The Young Lord Demands:
  2. Space for a hot breakfast program for children of the community. The Young Lords
    would provide everything. All they asked for was space during week days when the
    building was closed and not in usage.
  3. Space for a day care center to be established for the people of the community.
  4. A liberation school where they would teach special courses according to their philosophy.
    They did not ask for money.

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