Oscar López Rivera
Co-sponsored by: Boricuas in Berkeley, Bay Area Boricuas, Alt Breaks P.R. Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies, Big Ideas Prison Class, Berkeley Underground Scholars, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Ethnic Studies Library, Hispanic Engineers and Scientists, Latinx Research Center, Multicultural Community Center, Poetry for the People, The American Cultures Center, UCB Graduate Assembly
Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican ex-political prisoner who will discuss how to transform the U.S. prison system and lessons learned from community organizing on the island. The event will be focused on community organizing and the specific projects that are currently being undertaken by Foundation OLR-Libertá to mentor student activists and create more resilient communities in Puerto Rico. This UC Berkeley event is part of a larger national tour throughout U.S. university campuses with the aim of raising funds for the Foundation OLR-Libertá, whose purpose is to raise awareness of and organize community projects in marginalized and disenfranchised communities in Puerto Rico.