IRIS MORALES is a lifelong community activist, educator, attorney, filmmaker, and author. Her focus is on economic and social justice, racial equality, women’s rights, and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Her ongoing projects with young people, teachers, and media producers build on this experience.
Ms. Morales is the founder and executive editor of Red Sugarcane Press dedicated to publishing works about the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Diasporas in the Americas. Her most recent publication is the anthology, Latinas: Struggles and Protests in 21st Century USA. Ms. Morales is also the author and editor of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, The Young Lords: 1969-1976 and the producer, writer, and co-director of the award-winning documentary, !Palante Siempre Palante! the Young Lords. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at colleges and community venues.