Lessons from Puerto Rico! Oscar López Rivera, the Diaspora, and Internationally // Bay Area

Join 2 evenings of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera.

This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled “Oscar López Rivera—Two Years Later: Resistance and Resilience”.



See below 2 Bay Area events!

Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few weeks.

Since his release in 2017, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancellation of the island’s debt and advocating for the Puerto Rico’s sovereignty.


Saturday at 5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705.

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Sun, February 23, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110.

A testimony by Oscar Lopez Rivera, and live music:

1:00 pm – Open doors // Lobby.
1:30 pm – Madeline Zayas y los Carpinteros and Adriana Marreno ( live music) // Theater.
2:00 pm – Oscar Lopez Rivera, presentation. // Theater.
2:30 pm – Questions and answers and book signing. // Theater.
3:30 pm – Taller Bombalele ( live music) // Lobby.

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