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Today (Sun) and Monday: Head of Venezuela's Womens Development Bank in Chicago

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    Head of Women’s Development Bank of Venezuela, Feb 1 & 2 in Chicago Distribute widely! Download flyers in Spanish & English at:
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      Head of Women�s Development Bank of Venezuela,
      Feb 1 & 2 in Chicago

      Distribute widely!
      Download flyers in Spanish & English at:
      http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/35709/index.php
      or
      http://tinyurl.com/ytqpj

      Nora Casta�eda:
      �Creating a caring economy in Venezuela�

      Nora Casta�eda is the President of the Women�s
      Development Bank in the Bolivarian Republic of
      Venezuela

      February 1, 2004 5pm
      @ Decima Musa Restaurant � 1901 S. Loomis � Chicago

      February 2, 2004 7pm
      @ University of Chicago � Social Science Building
      (room 122) � 1126 East 59th � Chicago

      * Translation * Video clips * Donation: $5-$20
      No one turned away. Proceeds to benefit women in
      Venezuela engaged in self-help.

      This event is part of a US tour coordinated by the
      Bolivarian Circle of the Global Women�s Strike with
      the support of the Venezuelan Embassy.

      Nora Casta�eda, an economist committed to grassroots
      women, was appointed by Venezuelan President Hugo
      Ch�vez to head the Women�s Development Bank when he
      agreed to women�s demand for a bank as a way of
      funding reforms to benefit the poorest families &
      communities.

      Of African and Indigenous descent and the daughter of
      a low-income single mother, Ms. Casta�eda is a
      remarkable woman in a remarkable time.

      Venezuela is the world�s 5th largest oil exporter, yet
      80% of its people, mainly people of color, live in
      poverty. In 1988 they elected President Ch�vez to get
      the oil revenue back so they could tackle poverty and
      corruption. In 1999 they passed one of the most
      advanced constitutions in the world. In 2002 they
      defeated a coup carried out by the racist Venezuelan
      elite with the support of the US administration.
      Literacy, healthcare, housing, land rights . . . have
      all leapt forward.

      Selma James, GWS international coordinator, and Nina
      L�pez of the GWS Bolivarian Circle/UK will accompany
      Ms. Casta�eda, providing introductory remarks and
      translation.

      National Sponsors: Vanguard Foundation; WBAI, KPFK,
      KPFA radio; Danny Glover; Ed Asner; Harry Belafonte,
      Dolores Huerta; Greg Palast.

      Chicago event hosted by the organization of Latin
      American Students, Students Organizing and United with
      Labor, and the Chicago Coalition of Venezuela which
      includes,
      The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Pueblo Sin
      Fronteras, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism,
      Chicago-Cuba Coalition, the Chicago Religious
      Leadership Network, the Colombia Action Network, the
      Colombia Solidarity Committee-Chicago, La Coordinadora
      en Apoyo al Pueblo de Mexico, Evanston Neighbors for
      Peace, International Action Center- Chicago,
      International Answer-Chicago, La Vos de los de Abajo,
      Rojo.net, and the Bolivarian Circle �Amada Libertad�.

      For more info on the Global Women�s Strike, including
      its March 8 activities: http://globalwomenstrike.net
      philly@c... Phone: 215-848-1120


      For further info or to help organize the Chicago events
      Tel: 773-960-4231
      Email: Kelykleiser@y...


      Kely Leiser
      710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 900
      Chicago, IL 60611
      Phone: (312) 503-3510
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