[Marxism] Three Toronto events about Venezuela
mackenzie.tate at sympatico.ca
Sat Mar 11 15:44:23 MST 2006
Subscribers to the list who live in the Toronto area might be interested
attending these three important events next week in Toronto about
Venezuela, sponsored by Massey College, U.of T., the centre-piece being
the 2006 Walter Gordon Massey Symposium at the Elizabeth Bader Theatre
on Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. Note you will have to call to get a
ticket for admission.
1) FREE SHOWING (no advance tickets required for this)
Tuesday, 14th March, 8.00pm, at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue,
Toronto (just north of Robarts Library on St. George)
"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED"
DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KIM BARTLEY AND DONNACHA O'BRIAIN
IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
HUGO CHAVEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA IN 1998. Two independent
filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when
he was forcibly removed from office. They were also
present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid
cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's
shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political
muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal
credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American
headache after the old standby, Cuba."
RESERVATIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY FOR VIEWING THE FILM
2) On Wednesday, 15th March, 8.00pm, at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93
Charles St. West.
The 2006 Walter Gordon Massey Symposium
Admission is free but tickets are necessary. Please call 416 978 6896
"Mr. Danger* & the Socialism for the New Millennium: A DISCUSSION OF THE
CURRENT STATE OF VENEZUELA"
*Mr. Danger was the name given by Hugo Chávez to George W. Bush during
Mr. Bush's 2005 visit to Latin America. Danger is a long-standing
figure in Venezuelan life, a character in the novel, Doña Bárbara, by
Venezuelan writer Rómulo Gallego, published in 1929. The character
typified 'the scornful foreigner' who usurps locally-owned land.
Santiago A. Canton
Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Santiago A. Canton is the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States
(OAS). Previously he was the OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of
Mr. Canton holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a
Masters degree in International Law from the Washington College of Law
of the American University. In 1998, he was Director of Public
Information for the OAS. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Canton was Director for
the Latin America and the Caribbean division of the National Democratic
Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a democratic development
institute based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Canton was a political
assistant to Mr. Carter in the election monitoring processes in El
Salvador and Dominican Republic.
Dr. Maria Páez Victor Sociologist and Public Policy Analyst
Dr. Páez-Victor holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Kent at
Canterbury and a PhD in Sociology from York University. She has taught
courses on the sociology of health and medicine and environmental policy
in the departments of Sociology at the University of Toronto and York
University. Aside from her academic work, Dr. Páez-Victor has held
several advisory roles in the areas of environmental policy and public
health, and participated in several international research projects.
She currently acts as the Principal of Victor Research, a research
consulting company that carries out research, public consultation, and
policy analysis in the health, environment, and communication areas.
Dr. Victor Rivas Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Dr. Rivas received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley
and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and
Portuguese at the University of Toronto. His research interests include
contemporary Latin American literature, film, and cultural studies;
nineteenth-century Latin America and the ideological legacy of Simón
Bolívar; cultural resistance, non-canonical, subaltern, and testimonial
literature; issues of representation in Transamerican texts; US Latino/a
texts; the politics of culture and media; and postmodern and
postcolonial theory and criticism.
3) Thursday, 16th March at 9.30 a.m. (to 11.30 a.m.)
Follow-up Round Table discussion with panellists at Massey College,
Upper Library, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto
Reservations are necessary. Please also call 416 978 6896.
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