The author of Between Torture and Resistance (2013), Oscar López Rivera, will speak to the Metropolitan State University community from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 29 in the Founders Hall auditorium, Saint Paul Campus.
López Rivera is the longest-serving Puerto Rican political prisoner. His sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in January 2017. Since his release, López Rivera has been traveling extensively to speak about his life experiences and his quest for Puerto Rican independence.
The program will consist of a presentation by López Rivera followed by time for audience dialogue with him. Copies of Between Torture and Resistance will also be on sale from the Metropolitan State University bookstore.
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Urban Education, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Puerto Ricans in Minnesota, and the Minneapolis NAACP. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact René Antrop-González, dean of the School of Urban Education, at 651-999-5959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.