[Marxism] Three Toronto events about Venezuela

Ernest Tate 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.
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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
IRELAND, 2003
74 MINUTES

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

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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 
to reserve.
 
"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 
Expression.

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.
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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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