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Final “31 Days for 31 Years” Video Out

Beginning on April 28th, 2012 Humboldt Park in Chicago was witness to a group of 31 people spending 24 hours in a makeshift prison cell at Café Teatro Batey Urbano to simulate the 31 years Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera has spent in prison for struggling for the independence of Puerto Rico.
The ambitious joint effort of the Latin@ Coalition, Batey Urbano and NBHRN included participation of guards and caterers, letter writing to Oscar, as well as an open exhibit of Oscar’s paintings in Batey. Cliick on the image to view video.

The project culminated in a major event commemorating his arrest and 31 years of imprisonment on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

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