Participatory Democracy and Organizing the Community: The Examples of Cuba and Venezuela

Greg Wilpert (, “Venezuela: Changing Society By Taking Power) and Arnold August(“Democracy in Cuba and the 1997-98 Elections”) will discuss what we can learn from the examples Cuba and Venezuela offer us in participatory democracy and organizing the people to fight for their rights and defend their gains.

Organizer Name: Stan Smith
Organizer Email: [email protected]
First Sponsoring Organization Name: Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5
Collaborating Organizations: Latin American Solidarity Coalition, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, National Network on Cuba, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
Language(s): English
Tracks: Capitalism in Crisis: tearing down poverty, building economic alternatives & a solidarity economy, Democracy and Governance