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Jan29: NORA CASTAÑEDA: "CREATING A CARING ECONOMY IN VENEZUELA"
by JH (repost)
Tuesday Jan 20th, 2004 12:04 PM
NORA CASTAÑEDA: "CREATING A CARING ECONOMY IN VENEZUELA"
Thursday, January 29, 7pm
St. Boniface Church auditorium, 133 Golden Gate Avenue
(between Jones & Leavenworth, near Civic Center BART), San Francisco
NORA CASTAÑEDA: "CREATING A CARING ECONOMY IN VENEZUELA"
Thursday, January 29, 7pm
St. Boniface Church auditorium, 133 Golden Gate Avenue
(between Jones & Leavenworth, near Civic Center BART), San Francisco


Come stand with the people of Venezuela determined to defend their 'peaceful and democratic revolution'

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO YOUR EMAIL LISTS

Nora Castañeda was appointed by President Hugo Chavez to head the Women's
Development Bank of Venezuela when he agreed to women's demand for a bank as
a way of funding reforms to benefit the poorest families and communities.
She says: "The economy must be at the service of human beings, not human
beings at the service of the economy. We want to create an economy based on
cooperation and mutual support, a caring economy."
Like the great majority of Venezuelans including their president, Ms
Castañeda is of African and Indigenous descent. She is a remarkable woman
in a remarkable time, one of great economic and social change. Ms. Castañeda
was instrumental in drafting the new Venezuelan constitution, which stands
against discrimination of all kinds and recognizes that housewives create
added value and must be compensated with social security.
Come hear Ms. Castañeda speak about the popular movement that passed one of
the most advanced constitutions in the world, and reversed a coup returning
their kidnapped president to power.
Venezuela is the world's 5th largest oil exporter; yet 80% of the people
live in poverty. They elected President Chavez to reclaim the oil revenue
so they could tackle poverty and corruption. Literacy, healthcare, housing,
land rights, etc., have all leapt ahead.
At the recent Summit of the Americas, Venezuela has played a key role in
bringing together opposition to the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the
Americas, and to US interference in Latin America.

Ms. Castañeda's US tour is coordinated by the Global Women's Strike (GWS).
Sponsors include the Venezuelan Embassy; Vanguard Foundation; KPFA; Dolores
Huerta; Hon. Tom Ammiano; Danny Glover; Ed Asner; Hari Dillon; Gus
Newport;St Boniface Church; Venezuela Solidarity Group; Presente!Marin;
Sister Bernie Galvin – Congregation of Divine Providence; SF Organizing
Project; Tri-Valley CAREs; International Action Center; College of Marin
Students for Social Responsibility; American Friends Service Committee;
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

Endorsers include: Chiapas Support Group; Food First; Global Exchange;
National Lawyers Guild; Marin Peace and Justice Coalition; Public Citizen
California; Coalition on Homelessness; La Raza Centro Legal & SF Day Labor
Program.

Childcare*Wheelchair accessible*Spanish-language translation
Donation sliding scale: $5-$25 or more. No one turned away.
All proceeds will go to grassroots women's projects in Venezuela.
For more information call/fax 415-626-4114, email sf [at] crossroadswomen.net
GWS website http://www.globalwomenstrike.net


Urgente por favor ****Tomen en Cuenta nuevo sitio****

Evento Histórico en San Francisco

NORA CASTAÑEDA: “CREANDO UNA ECONOMIA SOLIDARIA EN VENEZUELA”
Jueves, 29 de enero, a las 7pm
Iglesia de San Boniface en el auditorio, 133 Golden Gate Avenue, SF
(entre Jones & Leavenworth, cerca Civic Center BART)

Vengan a apoyar el pueblo venezolano resuelto en la defensa de su
‘revolución pacifica y democrática’.

POR FAVOR CIRCULEN A SUS LISTAS DE EMAIL

Nora Castañeda fue nombrada por el presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez a
encabezar el Banco de Desarrollo de la Mujer cuando él respaldó la demanda
de las mujeres por la creación de un banco como método de financiamiento de
reformas para el beneficio de las familias y comunidades más pobres. Ella
dice: “La economía debe estar al servicio de los seres humanos, no los seres
humanos al servicio de la economía. Queremos crear una economía basada en la
cooperación y el apoyo mutuo, una economía solidaria.”
Como la gran mayoría del pueblo venezolano y su presidente electo, la Sra.
Castañeda es de descendencia africana e indígena. Es una mujer
extraordinaria que vive en un tiempo extraordinario –un tiempo de grandes
cambios económicos y sociales. La Sra. Castañeda fue instrumental en
redactar la nueva constitución venezolana, que condena todo tipo de
discriminación y reconoce que las mujeres amas de casa crean valor agregado
y deben tener compensación dentro de la seguridad social.
Vengan a oír hablar la Sra. Castañeda sobre el movimiento popular que paso
una de las constituciones mas adelantadas del mundo, y derroto un golpe
regresando al poder su presidente que había sido secuestrado.
Venezuela es el quinto exportador mundial de petróleo, sin embargo 80% de su
población vive en la pobreza. Votaron al Presidente Chávez para reclamar el
ingreso petrolero y así eliminar la pobreza y la corrupción. Desde entonces
se han logrado grandes avances en la alfabetización, sanidad, vivienda, el
derecho a la tierra . . .
En la reciente Cumbre de las Américas, Venezuela jugo un papel clave en unir
a la oposición al ALCA y a la interferencia estadounidense en América
Latina.

La gira de la Sra. Castañeda de EE.UU. esta coordinada por la Huelga Mundial
de Mujeres (HMM)

Patrocinadores: Vanguard Foundation; KPFA; Dolores Huerta; Hon. Tom Ammiano;
Danny Glover; Ed Asner; Hari Dillon; Gus Newport; St. Boniface Church;
Venezuela Solidarity Group; Presente!/Marin; Sister Bernie Galvin -
Congregation of Divine Providence; SF Organizing Project; Tri-Valley CAREs;
Intl Action Center; College of Marin Students for Social Responsibility;
American Friends Service Cttee; Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Endosan: Chiapas Support Group; Food First; Global Exchange; National
Lawyers Guild; Marin Peace & Justice Coalition; Public Citizen California;
Coalition on Homelessness; La Raza Centro Legal & SF Day Labor Program.

Cuidado de niñas/os l Accesible para sillas de ruedas l Traducción
Donación: $5-$25 o mas. Nadie será rechazado.
Ganancias dedicadas a las mujeres en Venezuela que construyen apoyo mutuo.
Para mas información, contacten: Tel/fax 415-626-4114,
Email: sf [at] crossroadswomen.net
Web: http://www.globalwomenstrike.net
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