Joel Linares is a Venezuelan Christian community activist from a barrio in the west of Caracas. He is a graduate of the Venezuelan government's 'Mision Cultura' programme and is involved in a number of initiatives to promote community participation and development in Caracas and across Venezuela. He is currently doing work for Venezuela's Social Development Bank (BANDES).
Click here to watch a clip of Joel speaking about the 1989 'Caracazo' uprising against neoliberalism in Venezuela.
Click here to watch a clip of Joel speaking about the April 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
UK Speaking Tour: November/December 2010
-- Organised by Alborada
::: Saturday 27th November (London)(IN SPANISH)
::: Tuesday 30th November (Cardiff)
::: Wednesday 1st December (Nottingham)
::: Wednesday 1st December (Sheffield)
::: Thursday 2nd December (London)
::: Friday 3rd December (University of East Anglia, Norwich)
::: Friday 3rd December (Norwich)
Any proceeds from the tour will go to the 'Cayapa' collective which Joel forms part of and which promotes community development projects in barrios in Caracas.
More info: info[at]alborada[dot]net
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