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Performance Art with a Purpose: Manuel Oliver Creates Murals for His Son

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Manual Oliver creates his mural. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Manual Oliver creates his mural. Photo: Danielle Prieur

The father of a Parkland shooting victim began a March for Our Lives voter registration event in Orlando this weekend.

Using some cans of spray paint, a piece of plywood, and a hammer his message was simple: shooters, leave our kids alone.


Manuel’s son, Joaquin was one of the 17 victims of the Valentine’s Day at shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. He says he creates art to make people reflect on gun violence, but it’s only through voting that real change can come.

“Why has any other kid suffered what Joaquin suffered that day. Why does anyone need to worry about being in a nightclub without being shot?”

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The tour continues in Daytona Beach. 

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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »