All of us at the University were moved by this exhibit. We were particularly touched by the human story it communicated. Through the images of the exhibit we were able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people who experienced this political upheaval and the struggle for freedom against tyranny. As a generation passes and memory of a faraway struggle fades to some and is unknown to many more, it is all the more imperative that this exhibit be shown wherever possible. In a day and age where we are bombarded by the media and with information at our fingertips it is easy to become disengaged from important events in our past. History sometimes becomes only a few well-known monuments and often other events, no less important, are unknown to many.
Memorias brings the struggle for freedom back to the current day. For our students and faculty, the exhibit and the interpretative lectures from you and Gustavo bring critical topics back to the forefront. Through the example of your personal story patriotism, activism and civil engagement, the Monmouth University and the surrounding community were able to see human qualities that strike a chord in all of us, one that reverberates with the values that we share when thinking about our own society of the present. I strongly encourage any other organizations or institutions to whom you apply for continuing support of this worthy project to approve your request. All perspectives benefit from this exhibit: history, art, political science, and the humanities. Through the window of Memorias we are able to see both the best and worst of human existence and how we must never forget the price for freedom.