Early in 2017 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, though he was not accused or convicted of causing harm or taking a life. He was the longest held political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico. Upon his release, called for by all sectors of Puerto Rican society, he was greeted as a national hero by tens of thousands in Puerto Rico and in Puerto Rican diaspora communities in the US. Since his release, he has been working tirelessly to overcome the impacts of US colonialism in Puerto Rico, most recently evidenced by the inadequate government response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Now he is coming on his first visit to southern CA, to speak with Puerto Ricans and other communities.
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Cal State Northridge - 2/6/18
Oscar Committee Lunch 2/4/18
Pasadena City College 2/7/18
MEChA of Maya Angelou High School 2/6/18
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2/7/18
Cal State LA 2/7/18
UCLA MEChA 2/8/18
Pomona College 2/8/18
Chapman University 2/9/18
Under the auspices of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, Oscar Lopez Rivera has visited campuses, communities, labor and faith organizations, sponsored by the Puerto Rican Alliance, Puerto Ricans in Action, the Latino Caucus of SEIU 721, National Lawyers Guild LA Chapter, Anti-Racist Action-LA, with spoke at UC Santa Barbara, CSU Channel Islands, CSUN, Maya Angelou High School, Pasadena City College, Cal State Los Angeles, Pomona College, UCLA, Chapman University and San Diego.
We the people fought for over 35 years to free Oscar. Now he will be joining us in SoCal February 5 - 9th. Be part of the team in welcoming him at one of these events.