Clarisa López to Join 33 Mujeres NYC in East Harlem to Demand the Release of Her Father, Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera


November 24 –  This month, 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar will rally in East Harlem in front of “La Placita” on East 116th Street and Park Avenue. Please join us at 4:00 pm sharp in a 33-minute action to create awareness among our communities here and help build a movement for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

Oscar’s daughter, Clarisa López, will be attending the 4:00 pm rally, as well as a community gathering and silent auction at Camaradas el Barrio, beginning at 5:00 pm. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito will also be present.

About Oscar López Rivera

Often described as the Nelson Mandela of our generation, Oscar 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 across the world have called on President Barack Obama to exercise his Constitutional power of pardon, and to grant immediate and unconditional release to Oscar López Rivera.

About 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar

33 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 for 33 minutes on the last Sunday of every month from 4:00 – 4:33pm to signify the 33 years that Oscar has been imprisoned in federal penitentiaries, and will continue to hold monthly rallies until he is released. 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.

Monthly Rally
Sunday, November 30th
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In front of “La Placita”
East 116th Street & Park Avenue

Community Gathering & Silent Auction
Sunday, November 30th
5:00 pm

Camaradas el Barrio
2241 First Avenue @ 115th St.

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