Richie Perez

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Richie Perez

Richie Perez... ws a New York based Puerto Rican rights activist. He died in 2004. He was married to Martha Laureano-Perez.

Young Lords

Iris Morales first met Richie Perez in the Young Lords in 1969. They served together on the Young Lords National Staff and, for a time, shared a three-room apartment on Tinton Avenue in the Bronx with their respective significant others. He remained with the organization until 1976; Iris Morales resigned a year earlier.

Richie Perez moved from the Young Lords Organization to the Young Lords Party and finally to the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers Organization. [1]

Malcolm X conference

A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.

The panel Can Blacks and Latinos Trust Each Other? consisted of;



Socialist Scholars Conference

Shakoor Aljuwani, Democratic Socialists of America, Ron Daniels, Presidential Candidate, Richie Perez, Community Service Society, Peggy Sheppard, Lynne Mosley, Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College and Walter Stafford, New York University were speakers on the Electoral Politics & the Urban Crisis panel sponsored by DSA African American Commission at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City[2]

Forward Motion

Richie Perez , a former member of the Young Lords Party, and national coordinator of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights , contributed an article "School cuts, walkout"Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Forward Motion, Winter 1996/97 issue "bridging the generation gap".

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[3] War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Richie Perez, Justice Committee/National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights.


  1. [CENTRO 7Journal Volume xxi Number 2 fall 2009]
  2. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
  3. WAR TIMES January 29, 2002