Do It Tonight: “Leo López, ’93: A Fight for Freedom”

Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Kenyon alumnus Leopoldo López, former mayor of Chacao and national coordinator of Voluntad Popular, a Venezuelan political party, has been incarcerated since February 18th, due to his role in anti-government protests. Specifically, he was a leader in protesting against government corruption, rising crime rates, rampant inflation and regular shortages of basic goods. His sister, Adriana López Vermut, will deliver a speech on his political journey.

  • What: “Leo López, ’93: A Fight for Freedom” by Adriana López Vermut
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rosse Hall
  • Why: A liberal arts education can be a dangerous foundation. López’s story is not only relevant, but proof that change is as tangible as it is difficult.

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