WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Pathways Out of Crisis: Views from Venezuelan Civil Society

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, 12 September 2019
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

As the political, economic, and social crisis in Venezuela deepens, civil society organizations are playing a vital role in resisting authoritarianism and defending fundamental rights. As Venezuela’s opposition engages in negotiations to achieve a transition, Venezuelan civil society is also advancing meaningful proposals for a democratic, peaceful solution that reflect urgent human rights and humanitarian needs on the ground.

Please join us for a discussion of the latest in the country’s crisis, and of the role of the United States and the international community in supporting a peaceful return to democracy.

Event Details
Thursday, September 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Fifth Floor Conference Room

Feliciano Reyna
President, Acción Solidaria
Luz Mely Reyes
Editor, Efecto Cocuyo
Marino Alvarado
Coordinator, Venezuelan Program of Action Education in Human Rights (PROVEA)
Beatriz Borges
Executive Director, Justice and Peace Center (CEPAZ)
Alfredo Romero
Executive Director, Foro Penal Venezolano
Lowenthal Fellow, Wilson Center

Pedro Abramovay

Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Open Society Foundations

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Cynthia Arnson
Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center
David Smilde
Senior Fellow, Washington Office on Latin America

Spanish to English translation will be provided.