[act-ma] 4/15-17: Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice lectures about Human Rights, Gender Equality and Race in Venezuelan Law.

Consulate events.venezuelan.consulate at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:10:32 PDT 2009


 *The Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela* in Boston
has the pleasure of inviting you to a series of lectures by *Venezuelan
Supreme Court Justice, Fernando Vegas Torrealba*, who is an expert in
constitutional law, commercial relations and conflict resolution.

Justice Vegas was appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in
August 2004, where he sits in the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court. He
is also a published novelist and writes regular columns for newspapers and
journals.

Justice Vegas will be lecturing about *Venezuelan politics and International
Law*, the *evolution of the Venezuelan legal system*, the *autonomy of the
Judiciary* System, *Participatory Democracy*, and the role of *Human Rights,
Gender Equality, and Race* in Venezuelan Law.


*Wednesday April 15* — New Haven, CT:


Time: Noon to 1:30PM

Venue: *Yale Law School*, Room 129, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CN 06511

Sponsors: Latino Law Students Association and Yale Law and Policy Review

Free and open to the general public.


*Wednesday April 15* — Boston, MA:


Time: 6:00 to 8:00PM

Venue: *Harvard Law School**, *Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall

1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsors: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice

Free and open to the general public. Please send RSVP to
houstonevents at law.harvard.edu

Additional information at:
WWW.CHARLESHAMILTONHOUSTON.ORG<http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/>


*Thursday April 16* — Boston, MA


Time: Noon to 1:30PM

Venue: *Northeastern** University **School** of **Law**, **Room 250, Dockser
Hall 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 *

Sponsors: Northeastern Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

Free and open to the general public. Additional information: Liza Hirsch <
liza.hirsch at gmail.com>


*Thursday April 16 *— Boston, MA


Time: 6:30 to 8:30PM

Venue: *Encuentro 5, *33 Harrison Av. 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111
* **
**Speakers:* Justice Fernando Vegas Torrealba; *J. Soffiyah Elijah*, Deputy
Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School; *Barbara
J. Dougan*, Civil Rights lawyer and NLG member.

Sponsors: MLK Bolivarian Circle of Boston, National Lawyers Guild and
Encuentro 5.

Free and open to the general public. Additional information at:
www.encuentro5.org


*Friday April 17* — Easton, MA


Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Venue: *Stone Hill College,* Martin Institute Auditorium, 320 Washington
Street, Easton, MA 02357* *

Speakers: Justice Fernando Vegas Torrealba and *Julio Escalona, Venezuelan
Adjunct Ambassador *to the United Nations

Sponsor: Joseph W. Martin Jr. Institute of Law and Society

Admission is free but reservations are required. E-mail
martininstitute at stonehill.edu


*For more information or to endorse these events please send e-mail to: **
info.venezuela.event at gmail.com** *

**Open to the Public* Lawyers, Civil Rights activists, social scientists,
students, faculty members, and everyone concerned about social justice and
gender & race equality is encouraged to attend.*
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