Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican Nationalist who is deemed to be one of the world’s longest-serving political prisoners, was serving a 70-year sentence and has been imprisoned since 1981. During the final days of his presidency, Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 64 people in prison. One of them was The Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera. Depending on who you ask, the 74-year-old is either a freedom fighter, political prisoner, and activist or a terrorist. He was a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a paramilitary organization whose goal was a free, and socialist advocate for Puerto Rico.
Join the Puerto Ricans In Minnesota Committee, Bomba Karaya Güey and Indigenous Roots for an evening with Oscar López Rivera, sharing and exploring the history of Puerto Rico, Decolonization and the role of Arts and Activism in liberation movements. Fundraiser to Support local and National culturally responsive youth & community programming.
GATHERING & DIALOGUE
Sliding Scale Entry $15-$20 (wine, refreshments & appetizers included)
A community dialogue with Oscar López Rivera & exhibition of local Puerto Rican art, music, dance, & book signing