Every year, ProLibertad sponsors an event during November, Puerto Rican Heritage month, as a reminder of the legacy of struggle and resistance to colonialism. This year they are sponsoring the lecture “Remembering the Vieques Struggle” by Robert Rabin on Monday, November 28, at 6:30pm, The lecture will take place at Casa de Las Americas, located at 182 East 111th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York, New York. There is a suggested donation of $5-10 (but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).
Description: Before we occupied Wall Street, before the University of Puerto Rico student strikes, before the protests of the Gas Pipeline [Gasoducto], the Puerto Rican people protested the most powerful Navy in the world and won. Join the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign to welcome veteran Vieques activist Robert Rabin, Director of the Fort Count Mirasol Museum in Vieques and
spokesperson of El Comite Pro-Rescate y Desarollo de Vieques. The lecture will provides updates on the ongoing community struggles in Vieques, the work for de-contamination, the devolution of Vieques’ lands, and related issues.
[Also see previous post: Lectures on the History of Vieques, Puerto Rico]
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