[act-ma] 4/3 Bill Fletcher & Modesto Ruiz on Race (JP Library-Saturday)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Fri Apr 2 03:29:25 PDT 2010

Bill Fletcher, Modesto Ruiz & Jorge Guerrero Veloz on Race in a Changing
Latin America
Saturday, April 3, 2010, 12 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch Public Library @ 12 Sedgwick, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(Come early and enjoy free Venezuelan food!)

Bill Fletcher is former President of Trans Africa Forum and co-author of
“Solidarity Divided: The Crisis of Organized Labor and a New Path to Social
Justice”; he is a long time labor movement organizer, leader and
intellectual. He is also a contributing editor to the Black Commentator.

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.

Transportation: *Directions:  *

*Green Line* to Copley Square. *Take Bus* #39 and get off at intersection of
South, Centre, and Eliot Streets. Walk one block on South Street to Sedgwick

*Orange Line* to Forest Hills Station. *Take Bus* #39 and get off at
intersection of South, Centre, and Eliot Streets. Walk one block on South
Street to Sedgwick Street.

Suren Moodliar
Coordinator, Mass. Global Action
33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111
(w) 617-482-6300 (f) 888-400-1225

http://www.MassGlobalAction.org http://www.encuentro5.org

e-mail: suren at fairjobs.org
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