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Tues, April 22: "Another Way is Venezuela" Film Screening with Director Max Pugh at UCSC

Wed, April 23: Townhall Meeting on "Corporate Fraud, Reform and Accountability" at the Santa Cruz Vets Hall

Sun, April 27: 6th ANNUAL Queer Youth Leadership Awards in Watsonville

Sun, April 27 - May 1: 2nd Annual Reel Works Film Festival at venues throughout Santa Cruz

Thurs, May 1: El Teatro Campesino and the Fair Trade Campaign at UCSC, College 10

Friday, May 2, 6-8pm This Bridge We Call Home at the UCSC Women's Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4-6:30pm
"Another Way Is Venezuela"
Opening Remarks by Professor Wally Goldfrank
Thimann 001, UC Santa Cruz
Contact: Lisa at email: lisam (at)
or phone: 831-459-4110

In 1998, Hugo Chavez became the democratically elected president of Venezuela, a country where 80% of people live below the poverty line, with 56.7% of the votes. Almost immediately, he began implementing social reforms including the redistribution of land and a doubling in education spending.

On April 11, 2002, there was a coup d'tat against him, which many have argued was backed by the CIA. After meeting with the ambassadors from the United States and Spain, the coup's de facto president, business leader Pedro Carmona, suspended the constitution and dissolved the National Assembly and other important government institutions. But thousands of Venezuelans rose up in a counter-coup and demanded the return of their president. And they won.

Chavez was reinstated after just 72 hours. "Another Way is Possible" is the story of what can happen when the normally disenfranchised classes realize representation and risk everything to protect it. It is a story that it is important to us all.

Sponsored by UCSC's:
Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, Dept of Community Studies, Dept of Latin American & Latino Studies, and Dept of Sociology

P-A-C-T (People Against Corporate Thievery presents:
A Town Hall Meeting with Guest Speakers:
Congressman Sam Farr
UCSC Professor of Economics David Kaun
High Technology Financial Executive Glora Purdy

Speaking on:
Corporate Fraud, Reform and Accountability
Santa Cruz Vets Hall
at 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Sponsored by:
Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community
UCSC Department of Economics
Women' s International League for Peace and Freedom
For more information,
please call Lucille Pine at 831-464-9652.

Sunday, April 27, 2003, 4-8pm
The Santa Cruz County Task Force for LGBTQ Youth proudly presents ...
Watsonville High School / Mello Center
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Variety Show and Awards Ceremony
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Buffet / Refreshments / Social

Get Your Tickets Now!
In Watsonville at Mello Center Ticket Office or Ritmo Latino; in Santa Cruz at Herland, Streetlight Records, UCSC Ticket Office or The Diversity Center; in Soquel at The Ugly Mug; in Felton at the White Raven. Complete Ticket Info:

Note, a service charge may apply at some locations.
Tickets are $20 Adult, $15 student/senior, $10 youth 18 years and younger.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 427-4004 for arrangements.
For large group reservations or more information please contact us via email,
QYLATicket (at) or by calling 427-4004.

Please join the queer and queer-friendly community of Santa Cruz county as we honor Queer Youth Leaders And Their Allies in these categories: THE QUEER YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD, THE ALLIES TO QUEER YOUTH AWARD, THE QUEER YOUTH ORGANIZATIONAL ALLIANCE AWARD

The mission of Queer Youth Leadership Awards is to improve the lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth by increasing the positive awareness of Queer Youth leadership, and increasing safe and welcoming environments in home, school, and community.

Funding for this event comes from generous donations of goods, services and financial contributions from the community. In particular, The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County has provided a financial grant in support of this years event. In addition, sponsors such as the Pajaro Valley Unified School District have come forward in support of the Awards.

The Queer Youth Leadership Awards event is Produced by the Santa Cruz County Task Force for LGBTQ Youth, a program of the Diversity Center, a community center serving the LGBT community of Santa Cruz county.

Check out the 2nd Annual REEL WORKS Film Festival schedule
online at:

Thursday, May 1st, 6:30pm
El Teatro Campesino comes to UCSC: Comercio Justo & the Fair Trade Campaign
College Ten Dining Hall extension, more info to come!
Contact Tony LoPresti for more information at: 459-5743

Friday, May 2, 6-8pm
This Bridge We Call Home

UCSC's Women's Studies Department is organizing a book celebration at the UCSC Women's Center for
This Bridge We Call Home, the much anticipated follow up to the seminal anthology This Bridge Called My Back.

The event will feature some of the book's authors, many of whom are also Bay Area/international activists and will include UCSC's own visiting Women's Studies post-doc Nadine Naber.

Asstistant Professor of Women's Studies Radhika Mongia will be the discussant.

For more information, please contact Corinne Taylor-Cyngiser at: ctaylorc (at)

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