Episode 12: 100 Years of Lolita Lebrón

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    Lolita Lebrón’s name elicits strong responses from many within & outside of the Puerto Rican community. Let’s find out why.

    Guests on today’s show include the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center here in Chicago, Jose Lopez, activist and artist Michael Reyes, whose song Lolita You May Cry Now you will hear later in the episode, Former political prisoner, Oscar Lopez, Co-Jefas of Lolita Productions, Brianna Ramirez-Smith and Marisa Diaz-Arce, and a part of my interview that will drop next week with actors Viviana Torres, Nore Feliciano, Efraine Rosa from the play, Un monólogo sobre la vida de Lolita Lebrón. But first, we’re going to take a trip back in time and get some context from Jose Lopez.

    Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

    Site: paseomedia.org

    Facebook & Twitter: @paseopodcast

    Sounds: Notification Sounds + Flor Meléndez Ramos + YouTube videos “Lolita lebron attacks the 1954 Congress”, “Lolita Lebron – Santa Lolita! – Proyecto Young 1997”, “Lolita Lebron – Santa Lolita! – Proyecto Young 1997”

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center

    Reyes WebsiteLolita You May Cry Now

    Viviana Torres Website + Facebook+ Instagram

    Lolita Productions