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FREE LIKE OSCAR: Resistance Through Afro-Latino Culture

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| 8-10
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Melinda González, co founder of BombaYo, discusses Latino cultural traditions rooted in the African diaspora that are particularly effective at teaching us resistance and resilience. The discussion includes reflections on the campaign to free Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera. López Rivera’s sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama on January 17, 2017. 



Following Melinda’s discussion will be a community healing drum sharing by Jose L. Ortiz, aka Dr. Drum, director of BombaYo, an intergenerational Afro Puerto Rican drum and dance ensemble.



Space is limited. Reserve your seat now!

This event is part of Beyond Patience & Fortitude, a series sponsored by The City Reliquary to promote advocacy and civic action in the current political climate while celebrating the diversity of New York City

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
8-10
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Website:
http://www.cityreliquary.org/bombayo/

Organizer

The City Reliquary
Phone:
7187824842
Email:
Website:
www.cityreliquary.org

Venue

The City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Phone:
7187824842
Website:
www.cityreliquary.org