July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty, and Social Change

A food sovereignty delegation from the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York visits La Vela de Coro, Falcón, Venezuela.  Video by Diego Gerena-Quiñones.

The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.  Start off in the capital city of Caracas, then travel to 3 additional states, including visits to newly formed cooperative farms and rural development projects in the countryside; community and national media outlets; government sponsored social programs, including Mercal markets and Barrio Adentro medical clinics; and much more.  Meet with farmers, community leaders, and government officials.  Sightseeing and visits to some of the country’s beautiful natural areas will also be included.

When: July 27 to August 5, 2009

Where: Start and end in Caracas; visits to the states of Cojedes, Portuguesa, and Aragua

Cost for Activities: $700.  This will cover all lodging, all transportation, and some meals for the duration of the trip.  Additional expenses during the trip will be minimal.  Airfare not included.

Anyone interested should email cbalbertolovera@gmail.com as soon as possible.  Space is limited.

Check out this article about a past trip to Venezuela: Fred Magdoff, “Reflections on Venezuela: Food, Health, Democracy, and a Hope for a Better World,” MRZine, 4 February 2008.