- Sunday, February 23, 2020
- 1 pm to 4 pm
- Theater & Lobby (1st Floor)
- $20 Admission
Oscar López Rivera, Two Years Later Resistance and Resilience-Northwest Coast Tour Spring 2020.
A testimony by Oscar Lopez Rivera, and live music.
Serving 36 years in prison, Oscar López Rivera is the longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence, regarded as the “Nelson Mandela of the Americas.” In 2017, as the result of a broad human rights campaign, Pres. Obama commuted his sentence only days before leaving office.
Since then, he has continued to energetically advocate an end to U.S. colonialism, and resumed his role as an organizer, deepening his relationship to the municipalities of Loiza and Comerio and working to establish a community center in Rio Piedras, from which to train organizers to develop the capacity for community self-reliance, mutual aid, and self-governance.
Of particular interest for Oscar on this Northwest US tour, is to educate students, academics, and communities about the campaign to audit Puerto Rico’s $74 billion debt.
- 1 pm – Open doors (Lobby)
- 1:30 pm – Live music by Madeline Zayas y Los Carpinteros and Adriana Marrero (Theater)
- 2 pm – Oscar López Rivera, presentation (Theater)
- 2:30 pm – Questions & Answers and book signing (Theater)
- 3:30 pm – Taller Bombalele, live music (Lobby)