Bringing Back Venezuela: An Exhibition at the Brecht Forum

Starting Date: 02-08-2006
Starting Time: 6:30pm
Ending Date: 03-01-2006
Address

The Brecht Forum
451 West Street
New York, New York 10014
United States
212-757-2670 x 330
Description
Bringing Back Venezuela
An Exhibition at the Brecht Forum

Opening Night:
Feb. 8, 2006

Join us for a special month long exhibition in February 2006 @ the Bercht Forum.  

The exhibition is an opportunity to experience the Festival through the youth that made it possible.  Photos, banners and literature have been gathered from various international youth delegations, including the United States.  The exhibition is also combined with panel discussions covering Global Youth Activism, Community Media as well as special screenings of Bringing Back Venezuela and Venezuela Rising.  

On August 7-15, 2005 MNN Youth Channel participated in the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students in Caracas, Venezuela.  Over 15,000 young people from 144 countries came together under the banner of “for peace and solidarity, we struggle against imperialism and war.”  Youth Channel attended documented and presented at the festival. As part of the MNN Youth Channel mission, the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students enabled YC to connect youth struggles from around the world to the global Youth Channel audience.


Opening Night
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 @ 6:30PM
RSVP- Feb. 6, 2006
Opening Night of Bringing Back Venezuela includes a screening of the youth produced film from the Festival Bringing Back Venezuela.
Refreshments and snacks will be served.
-The Brining Back Venezuela DVD will also be available opening night (the DVD includes Festival photos from around the world, Director’s Commentary and a Spanish Version).


Our World: Youth and Global Activism
Thursday, February 16, 2006 @ 4PM
Youth representatives from organization dedicated to improving our world. This will be an opportunity to learn, and discuss how these groups are working to make a difference, and why it is important for youth to not only get involved, but also to be supported.
Panelists include: Docia Buffington, Young Communist League, Christen Peng, Global Action Project, and Others TBA Cynthia Carrion works with Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Channel.

Venezuela Rising
Monday, February 20, 2006 @ 7:30PM
Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Jennifer Wager
As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, the documentary follows her and her compatriots over five days as it is decided by popular referendum whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will continue in office or step down. The entire nation has been mobilized – will it be SI – yes he will be recalled, or NO – he will remain in office. Most in Venezuela feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake. Issues of democracy and politics are addressed -- what constitutes a free and fair election -- and is that enough to ensure citizen participation? How are elections the ultimate measure of a successful democracy? Venezuela Rising gets behind the headlines and into the neighborhoods of Caracas to find out just how participatory democracy works.

The Brecht Forum
451 West Street, NY, NY
Getting there: A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left

For more information please contact
Cynthia Carrion 
(212) 757-2670 x 330 : cynthia@youthchannel.org

or visit:

The Brecht Forum
www.brechtforum.org


MNN Youth Channel
www.youthchannel.org
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