35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar will return to Times Square this weekend to rally and spread the word about the international campaign to free Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera!
Please join us at 4:00 pm this Sunday in a 35-minute action to create awareness among our communities and help build a movement for his release. Hermanos and allies are welcome to attend and help distribute literature and gather petitions signatures! Click here to RSVP.
Sunday, October 30th
4:00 pm to 4
44th Street at Times Square
bet. Broadway & 7th Avenue
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, F, N, Q, or R Train to 42nd Street/Times Square
35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar is a group of women from New York City committed to securing Oscar López Rivera’s freedom. We hold monthly rallies on the last Sunday of every month from 4:00 – 4:35 pm to signify the 35 years that Oscar has been imprisoned in federal penitentiaries. Our rallies coincide with actions occurring at the same date and time in San Juan, Puerto Rico that were initiated by 32 women in 2013 to mark Oscar’s 32nd year of imprisonment.
Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican nationalist who was convicted for the thought crime of seditious conspiracy – the same as former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The 73-year-old Vietnam veteran has never been accused nor convicted of committing a violent act or causing harm or death to anyone. He is the longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of the nation’s independence movement. Activists, singers, politicians, actors, students, religious leaders and lawyers the world over have petitioned President Barack Obama for Oscar's release and clemency.