Ricardo Jimenez Visits Drexel

March 3, 2010 —

Ricardo Jimenez

Ricardo Jimenez

The College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies and Latinos for a United Campus, in association with the National Boricua Human Rights Network, present a discussion with Ricardo Jimenez, former political prisoner and human rights activist, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Main Building third floor (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

Jimenez, accused of belonging to a radical underground independence group, was arrested in 1980 for seditious conspiracy and related charges and received a sentence of 98 years. While in prison, Jimenez taught math and basic literacy to illiterate prisoners and provided tutoring for the GED exam and English as a Second Language. He worked to develop educational programs to teach other prisoners about HIV/AIDS. Jimenez was granted a pardon in 1999 by President Clinton and has since continued his human rights activism and outreach about HIV/AIDS.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Jacqueline Rios at

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