Millie and the Lords

October 7, 2014 3:37 PM

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Millie and the Lords

Two sisters Jessica and Jennica Carmona teamed up to film the coming of age story of Millie -- a young Latina struggling in El Barrio who is mentored by a former Young Lord Mateo to uplift herself and fight for social justice. Jessica portrayed the lead character, Millie. Jessica shares,

Over the years, I have worked a lot with Latino youth in the inner city -- as an arts teacher and as a counselor. I worked at the Puerto Rican Youth development Center in Rochester, NY and also at a high school in the South Bronx with a majority Latino and black student population. In those jobs I s...

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