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Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer

Oct 23-24 Bolivarian Grassroots Organizing – LGBTQ Collective, Afro-Venezuelan organizer

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Join us to engage with Venezuelan organizers Maria Gabriela Pilar del Blanco & Paola Martucci Gómez, of the Sex and Gender Diversity Revolutionary Alliance (ASGDRe). 

ASGDRe is an organization focused on building consciousness about the LGBTQ struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their organization recently celebrated 7 years since its founding and has worked with a wide variety of national and international grassroots movements. Their work spans political education workshops, cultural events, literary publications, legislative campaign accompaniment, social consciousness raising, food sovereignty projects and movement building within the Bolivarian process.

Gaby and Paola will speak to the political, social and economic dynamics currently at play in Venezuela and will give a special emphasis to the media’s role and Venezuelan history.

They will teach us about grassroots organizing with campesinos, students, feminists, LGBTQs, Afro-Venezuelans, … and educating about sexual and gender movements by the Alliance.

They come to build solidarity with our social justice movement.

Accompanied by Jeanette Charles, brought by Witness for Peace Southwest. Sponsored by Portland Central America Solidarity Committee and organized with Showing Up for Racial Justice, Portland Chapter.


*A variety of materials, books, and artisan handicrafts from Venezuela and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean will be for sale.
More info:
Witness for Peace Southwest: https://wfpsw.org/
Witness for Peace: https://wfpsw.org/about/
ASGDRe blog: https://asgdre.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/iniciada-la-gira-asgdre-witness-for-peace-2016/
Sunday October 23
4:30 pm. Venezuelan People’s Power & Sex and Gender Diversity Movement Organizers and all of us, let’s engage with Venezuelan organizers about building solidarity in our movement across borders and about how we organize here.
4:30pm Potluck with Gaby, Paola, Jeanette
5:00pm Presentation
………….Q&A, local organizers build solidarity, compare notes w them.
Participants encouraged to bring food for a potluck supper.   
Suggested Donations: $5-$75 (no one turned away) to support bringing Witness for Peace Southwest’s tour here from the Southwest.
4312 SE Stark St, Multnomah Friends Meeting, social room on right.

Monday October 24

am KBOO news interview by Jamie Partridge, to be aired later.

noon-1 pm. Venezuelan LGBTI Organizing, featuring Gaby and Paola, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, by the Women’s Resource Center.  Portland Community College SE Campus, Mt Tabor Hall, in Great Hall, open space, southeast part of bldg by Women’s Resource Ctr

5:30-7 pm 610 Columbia St SW, Olympia