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.