Welcome Oscar Lopez Rivera to Southern California for his week long speaking tour. Don't miss the opportunity to see and hear Oscar Lopez Rivera at one of the many events being organized by the tour's Southern California Coordinating Committee at a number of university and community venues.
The main community event, hosted by MECHA of Maya Angelou will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 7pm - 10pm at 300 East 53rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90011. If you would like to see Oscar in person, please check out the Eventbrite link.
If you have questions, please contact us at: email@example.com or call 310-460-8586
Tour Dates below: (facebook event page):
February 5, 2018
UC Santa Barbara
February 6, 2018
10:30am: Cal State Channel Islands
2:00pm: CSUN Northridge
7:00pm: Maya Angelou High School, Los Angeles (Main community event)
February 7, 2018
9:00am: Pasadena City College
1:30pm: Cal State LA
6:00pm: Kirk Douglas Theatre
February 8, 2018
12:00pm: Pomona College
6:00pm: UCLA (MECHA)
February 9, 2018
1:00pm: Chapman University
Evening: San Diego
Earlier this year 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.
Under the auspices of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, Oscar Lopez Rivera will be visiting 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(List in Formation), with speaking engagements at UC Santa Barbara, CSU Channel Islands, CSUN, Maya Angelou High School, Pasadena City College, Cal State Los Angeles, Claremont College, UCLA, Chapman University, San Diego and other campuses and community venues.