Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. presented “El Grito de Lares, The Cry of Lares on Saturday 26, 2015. We honored the fight for Puerto Rican Independence. We gathered to celebrate with words and music the fight against colonial oppression and liberation. Special thanks to our featured poets and writers Americo Casiano, Sandra Maria Esteves, Gloria Fontanez and Charlie Vazquez for sharing your powerful words. Read Carlito Rovira’s article “The Birth of Puerto Rico’s Fight for Independence – El Grito De Lares.” The article provides an extensive history of Puerto Rico’s fight for independence.
Thanks to Edward Currelley, for his impeccable moderating. Thanks to Omo Aya Gene Golden (percussionist) for leading the way. Thanks to everyone in attendance who came out in support. Jaime “The Maestro” Emeric photographed and filmed the event.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
©Lorraine Currelley 2015. All Rights Reserved.