During the Thanksgiving Holidays, the Network sponsored a visit by Clarisa López, daughter of Oscar López Rivera. In addition to visiting her father, Clarisa was able to speak at a charla with the Latin@ Coalition, a group of students from NEIU, DePaul, Columbia College and UIC. After watching the short film on Oscar, “For Those That Struggle” by filmaker Matt McCanna, Clarisa spoke of her recent visit with her father while the students reflected on to contribute to the campaign.
The Letters of Oscar Lopez... “Hands on the Prison Glass” comes from an essay originally written by Karina and her mother, Clarisa, for the catalogue produced for “Not Enough Space”, the traveling art exhibition of Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar’s art, and has evolved into a moving metaphor for reaching beyond the prison’s dehumanizing environment and communicating with his daughter and granddaughter through the prison walls. Read more.