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Puerto Rican Atheneum to Unveil Sculpture of Ramon Emeterio Betances;

Dedicates its 116 Anniversary of the Puerto Rican Flag to Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera;

To Confer the Betances Medal on Calle 13
Three Generations of the Struggle for Puerto Ricanness

On December 22, the Puerto Rican Atheneum will dedicate its solemn act of raising the Puerto Rican flag to Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. The activity will take place, as it does every year, at noon in front of the historical headquarters in Old San Juan.


The family, including his brother José López, Democratic congressman from Illinois Luis V. Gutiérrez, and René Pérez, member of the renowned group Calle 13, are expected to attend the activity honoring the flag and López Rivera. A statue of the illustrious Ramón Emeterio Betances will be unveiled.


Claridad will livestream the activity at


The occasion represents an appeal to the attention and conscience of all Puerto Ricans to renew their patriotic commitment to struggle for the freedom of this Puerto Rican brother who this year marked the 30th anniversary of his cruel and unjust imprisonment.

The dedication of the activity also takes place almost a year after the awful January 5, 2011 denial of López Rivera's parole by the Parole Commission of the United States Department of Justice. As denounced at the time of the proceedings conducted by Mark Tanner [sic], it was arbitrary and contaminated.


Additionally, activists will also be hiring a plane to fly over the Ateneo for 2 hours with a 7-ft tall banner proclaiming (in Spanish): "Oscar López Rivera: Freedom Now" followed by a giant Puerto Rican flag (image below).For emore information on the event contact Edwin Cortés at:



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Juan Antonio Corretjer
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
2739 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-8023 (main)
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Three Kings
Winterfest & Parade
Friday, January 6, 2012


18th Annual Three Kings Day Winter Festival & Parade
Starts at 3:30pm, Roberto Clemente High School (Athletic Building)

Friday, January 6, 2012
viernes, 6 de enero 2012

Toys given to kids ages 0-12!
Free event for the whole family!
Be part of the parade/parranda!
Come and see the Three Kings!

Sponsored by:

Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward)
Division Street Business Development Association
Latin American Motorcycle Association
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Chicago
Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
The Chicago Park District (Humboldt Park)
West Town Bikes
Extra Newspaper
La Kalle 106.7 FM

For more information call/para más información llama a: DSBDA 773.782.0454
La Capilla del Barrio and NBHRN plan Community Celebration of Oscar López Rivera's Birthday Jan 8!


Join La Capilla del Barrio and the National Boricua Human Rights Network as we celebrate Oscar López Rivera's 69th birthday!


Come and eat birthday cake, hear original performances by the Batey Urbano, La Capilla youth and Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School on Oscar López Rivera and an update on the campaign to free him.
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Place: La Capilla del Barrio, 3054 W. Armitage Ave
Time: 11:00am
Below: one of the latest paintings by Oscar (prints available for purchase here)

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Attention subscribers: Due to the holidays, the PRCC will not publish an enewsletter next week.