WHAT’S UP WITH VENEZUELA? Participatory Democracy or Democracy as Usual?rnrnA National SymposiumrnrnFriday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20, 2008. rnHoward University, Washington, DCrnrnSpeakers include:rnrnBERNARDO ALVAREZ HERRERA, Venezuela’s ambassador to the U.S.rnrnSTEVE ELLNER, author of Rethinking Venezuelan Politics and several books on the Venezuelan labor movementrnrnGONZALO GÓMEZ, National Association of Free and Alternative Community Media (ANMCLA)rnrnGREG WILPERT, VenezuelanalysisrnrnJorge Guerrero, Network of Afro VenezuelansrnrnMark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy ResearchrnrnFernando Vegas Torrealba, Tribunal Supremo de JusticarnrnrnPanel Discussions:rnrnVenezuela 101: From Capitalism to Socialism in the 21st CenturyrnrnAgents of Change, Part 1: Workers and Peasant MovementsrnrnAgents of Change, Part 2: Social/Ethnic Popular MovementsrnrnThe Economy, Energy and the EnvironmentrnrnPopular Democracy: What is it?rnrnTraditional Democracy: How Does it Fare in Venezuela Today?rnrnInternational Relations: Venezuela Becomes a Player and a TargetrnrnFor more information and online registration, visit rnrnhttp://www.vensolidarity.org/ rnor call the Alliance for Global Justice at 202-544-9355. rnrnPre-register before March 15 at the discounted price of $35. rnrnRegistration after March 15 is $50. Ask about our student discount.rn