[act-ma] 9/13 Local Power: Venezuelan Communal Councils (Thurs)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Sep 6 07:45:59 PDT 2007


*Local Power: Venezuelan Communal Councils*

*September 13, 2007, 7 - 9 p.m.*

Brown University Ph.D. student Kendra Fehrer has just returned from her 
3rd stay in Venezuela where she spent time with 8 communal councils. 
Recently established, these councils offer grassroots communities of up 
to 400 families an opportunity to directly organize their own economic 
and social development. Some 18,000 communal councils have spread 
throughout Venezuela in a unique experiment combining direct democracy, 
representation and economic development. Kendra’s graduate work in 
Argentina, combined with her own activism provides a keen vantage point 
for understanding the unfolding Venezuelan experiment with 21st Century 

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