¡Jayuya Vive, La Lucha Sigue! Jayuya Lives, the Struggle Continues


Join The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, El Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico-Junta de Nueva York and Muevete Youth Conference as we celebrate the 61st anniversary of this revolutionary revolt!

On October 30th, 1950, Blanca Canales led a group of Puerto Rican Nationalists into the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico and attacked federal installations; battled local police; and raised the flag of Puerto Rico (which was illegal to own in those days) over the town. She read a proclamation officially declaring the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States. It was a moment reminiscent of the Grito de Lares of 1868, when Puerto Ricans rose up against Spanish rule and declared independence.

It’s time we rose up in the South Bronx and brought the spirit of Jayuya back to our community!


  • Los Nacionalistas/The Nationalists (a film on the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party)
  • Camilo Matos, El Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico-Junta de Nueva York
  • Benjamin Ramos, ProLibertad
  • Marina Ortiz, NY con el Gasoducto
  • Muevete Youth Representative
  • Bonafide, The Mona Passage, Helter Skelter: (the rock & roll party)
Saturday, October 29 · 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Betances Community Center
465 St. Ann’s Avenue
South Bronx, Puerto Rico
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