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Titi was a civil rights activist for Latino kids with their education with The United Bronx Parents in South Bronx, NYC.

Dr. Evelina Lopez Antonetty helped children with bilingual classes, school lunches, and increased community involvement. The work that Antonetty did played a large role in why schools across the United States now have bilingual education. While helping minorities in the Bronx area, Evelina left a big impact on the people and schools. When Antonetty died in 1984, she left a legacy in education equality. As of 2016, United Bronx Parents remains active in school systems and has spread throughout the U.S. Antonetty was greatly recognized as an organized and strong leader.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2P-JLodckU

More than ever, our young people need to learn, experience, and recognize excellent and ethical leadership. One World Arts is producing and presenting the “Titi Strikes Back-Evelina’s Return” in March 2024 at Hostos Center for the Arts in the Bronx, New York, and in April 2023 at LATEA in the Lower East Side in New York City.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI7EgLU3lHA

" Titi Strikes Back-Evelina’s Return” is a multi-art play for young audiences inspired by the life of the late Dr. Evelina Antonetty; known as the “Mother of the Bronx,” community organizer and education leader Evelina Antonetty was a driving force behind the efforts that transformed the Bronx from a symbol of urban blight in the 1960s and 1970s into a livable place in the 1980s. She is one of the most impactful activists of the Puerto Rican diaspora of the 20th century. Evelina Antonetty, founder of United Bronx Parents in the South Bronx, fought for social justice and bilingual education and was also called the “hell lady” of the Bronx.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szVeHBLVBXQ

A fundraiser is being held on 10/22 From 2-5 P.m. at City Island's Yacht Club https://oneworldarts.org/evelina-theater-project