The first week of “31 Days for 31 Years”, in which 31 activists and community residents will spend 24 hours each in a makeshift storefront cell with guard, for a total of 31 days, is almost over. The interactive exhibit, organized by the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN), Batey Urbano and Latin@ Coalition began April 28th, also features an exhibition of Oscar’s artwork (he is a prolific painter) as well as literature and posters from the campaign to free Puerto Rican political prisoners for the past 30 years and a wall of Oscar’s letters to his supporters. There will also be a station where people may write to Oscar. A 31 second video of each “prisoner’s” reflection is also posted here. Check back every few days to see the new content.
The purpose of this exhibit is to call attention to the continued unjust incarceration of Oscar López Rivera. The ambitious joint effort of the Latin@ Coalition, Batey Urbano and NBHRN will culminate in a major event commemorating his arrest and 31 years of imprisonment on Tuesday, May 29, 6pm at the Batey Urbano, preceeded by a press conference at 5:30 pm. Save the date.
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WE CAN HELP FREE OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA.