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Alvaro Luna Hernandez: A Chicano Political Prisoner's Struggle for Justice
Date Tuesday November 22
Time 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
the V-Hive (upstairs at Sugarplum Vegan)
2315 K St, Sacramento
Event Type Other
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Presentation by kamama utsi of the Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez

This event is free!
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Alvaro Luna Hernandez is a political prisoner of the State of Texas and the US government. He is nearly 15 years into a 50 year prison sentence for an "aggravated assault" conviction stemming from a July 1996 incident in which he disarmed a Brewster County Sheriff who was attempting to shoot him. Alvaro vehemently denies the charge that he assaulted the Sheriff.

To Mexican-Americans in the cities, slums, plains, deserts, and prison cages of the Southwest, he is a civil rights hero, a Chicano freedom fighter true to his barrio roots and eternally fearless in the face of injustice.

For years, he has been internationally recognized by amnesty movements and human rights lawyers and experts as a US political prisoner, yet inside the US, the name Alvaro Luna Hernandez has remained largely elusive on the lips of progressives and social justice advocates. Until now.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 16th, 2011 11:33 PM

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