In July 2021 NADA hosted the third event of its 2021 History Series. Johanna Fernández (The Young Lords: A Radical History) led a conversation with Lincoln Detox Collective Member & NADA Trainer Walter Bosque. Together we learned about the development of the Lincoln Collective and NADA protocol.


Event Description

In this third installment of our history series, we focused on the development of the NADA protocol at Lincoln Detox in the 1970s.

About the Speakers

Walter Bosque (NADA Trainer, Lincoln Detox Collective Member, & former Young Lord) has been a community organizer and leader in the alternative health movement since the 1970s. Learn more about Walter Bosque and NADA’s origins from our February Membership Café Looking Forward: NADA’s Role in Genuine Social Change.

Johanna Fernández is Associate Professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY) and author of The Young Lords: A Radical History on the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panther Party. Her Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) lawsuit against the NYPD, recovered the largest repository of police surveillance records in the country— over one million NYPD surveillance files, including those of Malcolm X. She is a leading member of the movement to bring home Mumia Abu-Jamal and other political prisoners.

Calls to Action

Related Resources

Lincoln Detox + NADA
The Young Lords
  • We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords by Miguel “Mickey†Melendez
  • The Young Lords: A Radical History by Johanna Fernández

About the 2021 NADA History Series

Over the course of 2021 we are exploring questions of how we got to where we are today and the stories we’ve told and not told about NADA’s origins. The series will be a space for community dialogue, connection, and healing. Our goal is to have a more complete understanding of NADA’s roots and legacy. With a more conscious awareness of these origins, we can intentionally fulfill our mission of making the NADA protocol available and accessible to all as a tool for community building, healing, and liberation. Learn more.

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