Student Friends of Venezuela presents a talk illustrating the recent years that have seen countries of Latin America transformed into a beacon for social progress, showing there is an alternative to the austerity agenda of cuts and privatization. Guests are asked to attend with an open mind and encouraged to voice opinions whether they support or condemn the subjects of this conference.
Participants to include:
Richard Gott, writer & author, Hugo Chavez & the Bolivarian Revolution
Francisco Dominguez, Centre for Latin American Studies, Middlesex University
Pablo Navarrete, filmmaker, Inside the Revolution, A Journey Into the Heart of Venezuela
Catriona Goss, Student Friends of Venezuela & student at the Bolivarian University in Venezuela for a year
Progressive governments have matched economic growth with social inclusion, showing free education and health for all is possible.
Venezuela has been at the forefront of this progressive change with its policies for ‘Socialism of the 21st Century.’ The government of Hugo Chavez has won more elections than nearly any other government in the world as a result of social policies to drastically reduce poverty and inequality by sharing the nation’s oil wealth. Women’s equality and anti-racism have also been at the centre of this change, in addition to a commitment to international justice, peace and solidarity.
Venue: University of London Union – ULU. Malet Street, WC1E 7HY London
Time/Date: 5:00pm – 7:00pm . Wednesday March 14th