Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 23

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This clip is about the human rights driven curriculum and mission of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Garden Acosta talks about El Puente being a freedom school that focuses on developing young people to become activists. He discusses some of the reasons students want to attend El Puente: its a small school; has a history of non-violence, and the "justice" aspect (which some students confuse for becoming a lawyer). He says the school is driven by a mission to give youth a sense of responsibility in society and to expand democracy with a focus on development of community, healing and human rights. 


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.23
Related Keywords
Community-based organizations, Education, Environmental activism, Gentrification, Human rights, Latino justice, Segregation
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, El Puente
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 23: LGA.2015.05.15.23. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 11 Aug 2020.
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Repository
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