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23 April 2008

San Francisco Bay Area programs May 2008

Thursday May 8, 6pm
Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor (16th & Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94110

THE VENEZUELAN REALITY AND PROUT'S CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

What are the social advances made by the "Bolivarian Revolution" since
the election of President Hugo Chavez in 1998? How does this affect
the poverty statistics, and how does it affect the actual lives of the
poor? What shortcomings and problems need to be overcome? How much
pressure can the U.S. government apply to change the government? How
can the principles of Prout assist in transforming society and ending
poverty?

Sponsored by: Global Exchange, www.GlobalExchange.org
Urban Alliance for Sustainability www.UAS.coop
Contact: Scott Stoller – Scott@wholehealing.net, 510.725.0159

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Friday May 9, 12 noon
Holiday Inn Hotel
1740 1st St. and 101S
San Jose, CA 95112

The Bolivarian Revolution Of Venezuela: Successes, Failures and
Practical Solutions
What are the social advances made by the "Bolivarian Revolution" since
the election of President Hugo Chavez in 1998? How does this affect
the poverty statistics, and how does it affect the actual lives of the
poor? What shortcomings and problems need to be overcome? How much
pressure can the U.S. government apply to change the government? How
can the principles of Prout assist in transforming society and ending
poverty?

Sponsored by: Democratic Party of California, http://www.sccdp.org/
Contact: Arun – sociovision@gmail.com, 510.409.7989

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Friday May 9, 7pm
Residence of Saril Kumar
1061 Hickorynut Ct.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Another World Is Possible: Prout's New Vision
Dada will be sharing positive examples from around the world, pointing
out the need for a locally-based economy of cooperatives, sustainable
agriculture, ecology, economic self-reliance of every region,
community, participatory democracy, ethical leadership and universal
spiritual values. These are empowering ideas that unite people and
transform lives.

Sponsored by: Prout Research Institute, www.Priven.org
Contact: Saril Kumar – sarilkvp@gmail.com, 408.242.8631
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Saturday May 10, 7pm
Cooperative Grocery of Emeryville
1450 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

Film: Another Life is Possible Cooperatives in Barlovento, Venezuela

Noted Author and Proutist, Dada Maheshvarananda , will facilitate the
discussion after the film screening. See his biography.

Venezuela is undergoing a transformation within its workplace. With
approximately 50,000 cooperatives in operation—the highest number of
any country in the hemisphere—will this economic democracy prove to be
a model for development throughout the region?

More than 40 cooperatives were surveyed in the impoverished rural
district of Barlovento to see just how cooperatives are transforming
people's lives. Workers from a variety of different sectors including
farming, fishing, hotel, restaurant, electrical and sewing co-ops tell
in their own words the stories of their problems, struggles and
successes.

24 minutes, NTSC, with English subtitles.

Sponsored by: The Cooperative Grocery of Emeryville www.TheCoG.org
Contact: Scott Stoller – Scott@WholeHealing.net, 510.725.0159