October 2020 Lilly Cruz

“I grew up thinking that I was inferior, that we were less and here are these intrepid, brilliant revolutionaries who thought differently and did incredible things. There’s a fire that needs to be there to do revolutionary work. Like you need to care enough and get fired up enough.”

As part of El Griot & Areito Project, 2020 Surge Chicago Alum Lilly Cruz recently sat down with Johanna Fernández, author of The Young Lords: A Radical History, to reflect on her personal “why” for doing social justice work. Check out the full interview HERE.