Luis Alejandro MolinaAlejandro Molina

Director-at-Large, PRCC Board of Directors

Email:

alejandrom@prcc-chgo.org

Overview

Luis Alejandro Molina has worked at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) since he was 17 years old. He began as a math tutor and is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the PRCC, where he works with its Media Team. Alejandro has helped organize in the Puerto Rican communities in New York, Hartford, San Francisco, and Chicago around the issue of human rights and release of the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners. 

Alejandro is the former editor of Libertad, the official organ of the National Committee to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War, and has served on the Advisory board of other community newspapers, such as Boricua, and La Patria Radical. He produced “Cada Guaraguao tiene su Pitirre” and “USA on Trial” parts 1 and 2 with co-producer Carla Leshne. He is the editor of “USA on Trial”, based on the San Francisco Tribunal. In conjunction with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), he is working on a documentary about Oscar López Rivera. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Youth Connections Charter School (YCCS), which serves 2500 at-risk students in Chicago. He also led the team which included Nadya Henriquez Lowy, Virginia Matos, and Jan Susler, that produced the José E. López70th Birthday event. Presently, he is working on the digital archives project with Board Member Dr. Ann Peterson-Kemp.

Publications/Scholarship

From Hip-Hop to Humanization: Batey Urbano...

The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban...

Ejercicios en la Auto-Determinación Puertorriqueña: La...

Esta colección de ensayos incluye  doce investigaciones sobre la vida de los latinos en...

¡Marcha! Latino Chicago and the Immigrant...

¡Marcha! is a multidisciplinary survey of the individuals, organizations, and institutions that have given shape...

Toward a Framework for Understanding the...

The Latino/a diaspora is undoubtedly transforming the demographics and cultural geographies of the United...