Ricardo Jimenez Visits Drexel
March 3, 2010 —
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 email@example.com.
View Photos of this Event »
To be included in our events email list, please contact Jacqueline Rios: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject, specify "Africana Studies email list."