Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots – Vermont Event Announcement

Toward Freedom presents:

Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots
Book Presentation & Discussion
Join co-authors Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and photographer Sílvia Leindecker

Monday, February 1st
6:30pm at Burlington College


Community Room
95 North Avenue, Burlington, VT
Call 802-540-2516 for more info.
Organized by Toward Freedom

While Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez continues to capture headlines, a much larger story involving a wider cast of characters has gone largely ignored. Venezuela Speaks!, published by PM Press, is a collection of interviews with activists and participants from across Venezuela’s social movements. From community media to land reform, cooperatives to communal councils, from the labor movement to the Afro-Venezuelan network, Venezuela Speaks! sheds light on the complex realities within the Bolivarian Revolution.

Join two of the co-authors, Carlos Martinez and Michael Fox, and photographer Sílvia Leindecker for a presentation and discussion. 

Purchase Venezuela Speaks! from PM Press

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"Venezuela Speaks! is a geography of struggle, a sociology of passion, and an ethnography of hope, of the unrelenting insistence that people have a right to control their own lives, and in doing so, a better world will be made." -Greg Grandin, author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism.  

About the Editors:

Carlos Martinez recently served in Venezuela as the program director for Global Exchange, where he coordinated dozens of delegations to Venezuela. His articles have been published in Common Dreams, Monthly Review Zine, and on Venezuela Analysis. Carlos lived in Venezuela for two years and now resides in San Francisco, California.

Michael Fox is a journalist, a reporter, and a documentary filmmaker based in South America. He has covered Venezuela extensively as a writer for Venezuela Analysis, and his articles have been published in Earth Island Journal, the Nation, NACLA, and Yes Magazine. He is the producer of the weekly radio headlines on Venezuela Analysis, cofounder of the internet radio program Radio Venezuela en Vivo, and codirector of the documentary Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas.

Sílvia Leindecker is a Brazilian documentary film maker, a philosopher and independent photographer who has shot for the Spanish news agency EFE, Germany’s Politik magazine, and numerous independent projects, advertisement and film productions.  She is the co-director of the documentary, Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (PM Press 2008) and the lead photographer and photo editor for Venezuela Speaks!.