[act-ma] 3/30-4/3 Afro-Venezuelan leaders lecture in Boston. Special guest: Bill Fletcher

Consulate events.venezuelan.consulate at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 23:02:05 PDT 2010

In this series of talks Afro-Venezuelan leaders will discuss race, social
inclussion, legislation and the construction of Venezuela's XXI Century
Socialism. On a special event on Saturday April 3rd,they will be joined by
Bill Fletcher, former President of Trans Africa Forum and co-author of
“Solidarity Divided: The Crisis of Organized Labor and a New Path to Social

Guest Speakers:

Mr. Jorge Guerrero Veloz: has a professional background on research and
education, primarily focusing on Afro-Venezuelan culture and heritage. In
2002, he joined the Cultural Division of the Board of Education the State of
Aragua. In 2005 he was appointed to the Presidential Commission for the
Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination in Education. A published
writer and columnist for several Venezuelan newspapers and magazines, in
2002 Mr. Guerrero became the Director of the Civil Rights Organization
"AfroAragua". From 2003 to 2007 he served as National Coordinator for the
Network of Afro-Venezuelan Organizations. Mr. Guerrero was appointed Consul
General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in New Orleans in 2007.

 Dr. Modesto Ruiz Espinoza : Venezuelan Legislator; Member of the National
Assembly; and President of the Sub-Committee for Legislation, Participation,
Rights and Duties of Afro- Venezuelans . Mr. Ruiz holds Degrees in Social
Communication, Municipal Planning and Public Management. He was elected
Councilman in 1993, and in 1996 he became the Mayor of the Andres Bello
Municipality. In 2006, he was member of the Committee for Citizen
Participation and Co-writer of the Communal Council's Law. In the present,
he is coordinating the drafting of the Bill Against Racial Discrimination
and Other Related Rorms of Intolerance. Mr. Ruiz was part of the
Presidential Delegation to the II Africa - South America Summit in 2009,
member of the Parliamentarian Friendship Committees with the countries of
Gambia, Angola, Namibia and Palestine.


 Tues. 03/30/2010

-12:00 noon: Northeastern University, @ School of Law, Dockser Hall, Room
250, 65 Forsyth St. Boston. Sponsored by The National Lawers Guild, Latin
American Law Students Association, and The John D. O'Bryant African-American
Institute. (Lunch will be provided)

-03:00 – 05:00 PM: UMASS Boston, Venture Development Center, Wheatley Hall,
3rd Floor, Room 180. Sponsored by Africana Studies Dept., Latin American
Studies Dept., Club M.A.N.G.U and Haitian American Society.

 Wed. 03/31/2010

-12:45 PM : Suffolk University @ 41 Temple Street Donahue Building, 218-B,
Sponsored by, The IV Spring School on Transatlantic Studies, and The Quinn
Dickerson Seminar Series. (Light refreshments will be served) Moderator:
Roberto Dominguez, Suffolk University.

-06:00PM : Suffolk Law School - Function Room, 1st Floor. at 120 Tremont
Street. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild.

 Thu. 04/01/2010

-04:00 PM : Boston College - East Wing, Room 115B (in the basement of the
main building). Sponsored by National Lawyeres Guild.

 -07:00 – 08:30 PM : MIT @ 70 Memorial Dr. Cambridge, Tang Center, Wong
Auditorium (E51-115). Sponsored by Western Hemisphere Project, National
Lawyers Guild, Massglobalaction.org, Martin Luther King Bolivarian Circle of

 Fri. 04/02/2010

-12:00 – 01:00 PM: Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 102, Cambridge.
Sponsored by Harvard Black Law Students Association & Plaza Cultural
Association, La Alianza, National Lawyers Guild Mass Chapter, Criminal
Justice Institute Harvard Law School.

 -04:00 – 05:30 PM : DRCLAS, CGIS South, Room S-153, @ 1730 Cambridge
Street, Cambridge.

 SAT. 04/03/2010

Venezuelan speakers will be joined by Bill Fletcher

-12:00 – 02:00 PM : Jamaica Plain Branch Public Library, “Race and Socialism
in the 21st Century” @ 12 Sedgwick, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
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