Decolonization, Hurricanes, and Solidarity

Oscar López Rivera's SoCal Tour

Decolonization, Hurricanes, and Solidarity

A talk with Puerto Rican patriot and former political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera

Thursday, February 08, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moore 100
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

President Barack Obama commuted Oscar López Rivera, who served more than 35 years in federal prison, convicted of seditious conspiracy for his commitment to independence. He was the longest held political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico. Upon his release, he was greeted as a national hero by tens of thousands in Puerto Rico and in Puerto Rican diaspora communities in the US.

He will be addressing Puerto Rico’s colonial status is the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. He will also discuss his own incarceration as well as other political prisoners in US custody.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP here

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with RSVP

Welcome Oscar López Rivera to Southern California Coordinating Committee Tel: 310-460-8586
oscarlopezsocaltour@gmail.com

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Sponsor(s): MEChA de UCLA, Latin American Institute, Program on Caribbean Studies, Department of History, Puerto Ricans in Action, Chicano Studies Research Center, Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies