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Task Force on the Americas Delegation

VENEZUELA

Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue! • March 3-11, 2014

The Bolivarian Revolution through the eyes of women, on the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.


March 5th marks the first anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. These apparently distinct celebrations are actually quite related. No other Venezuelan president did more to bring women’s rights to the national forum, and institutionalize them in progressive social contracts such as the Bolivarian constitution, education and health missions, and new social security and workers laws.

Visit the birthplace of Chavez in the plains state of Barinas to understand the feminist inspiration of his socialist revolution: the generosity and solidarity of his humble grandmother. Process with Caraquenos to Chavez’s final resting place, among the people he loved the most: the poor and marginalized. Discover how the lives of all Venezuelans—especially women—changed because of Chavez’s extraordinary life. Explore the direction those changes are taking now.

Visit women’s initiatives in Barinas, Lara and Caracas: education circles, cooperatives, health and wellness efforts, cultural collectives, community pre-schools and anti-violence programs. Meet with representatives of the Ministry of Women, Madres de Barrio Mission, and the Women’s Bank, as well as women’s opposition groups. March on International Women’s Day with Venezuelan women to celebrate advances and commit to the struggle for more change.

Delegation fee: $1125 includes all lodging, three meals a day, transportation within Venezuela. The cost does not cover travel to and from Venezuela.

Add-on: Delegates can choose to participate in an add-on excursion to the 130,000 acre Hato El Cedral cattle ranch and ecological reserve in the plains state of Apure, which is home to over 300 species of birds, including the great horned owls; and other wildlife, such as caimans, crocodiles, capybaras, iguanas, river dolphins, red howler monkeys, and giant anteaters. Exact dates and price of this add-on trip to be announced. For an application contact Dale Sorensen, 415/924-3227 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

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