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Research Delegation to Venezuela


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Stronger Together: A look at agriculture, economic systems and reform in Venezuela
An archive of FOR's work from 2008 to 2014.

Current FOR status: Discontinued.


This June, the Alternative Education Research Institute (AERI) has organized a research delegation to Venezuela that consists of researchers, educators and community activists from various disciplines to engage in comparative research of African descendants of the slave trade and how social reform policies effect that population today in Venezuela.  FOR staff, Shauen Pearce will participate in the delegation with a focus on grassroots economic systems and agriculture are used to stabilize local economies in the midst of social reform and how information is transmitted across the generations to maintain resiliency and support community renewal.  

We will keep you posted on the delegation and opportunites to hear more about the findings.  For more information on the researchers and the Alternative Education Research Institute, please visit their website here.

Blog

Day one of the Festival of San Juan Bautista and San Juan of Congo started with the ringing of bells, the crowd covered in red and drenched in the humidity of Curiepe. We had only a tiny idea what we were about to experience but traveled to the...

Posted by Shauen V. T. Pearce 2 years 23 weeks ago

Day 5 of the research delegation to Venezuela - The common explanation of the status of Afro-Venezuelans by the self-identified Venezuelan “middle-class” was very much like that of the U.S.  Some promoted...

Posted by Shauen V. T. Pearce 2 years 23 weeks ago

Day 5 of the research delegation to Venezuela - The common explanation of the status of Afro-Venezuelans by the self-identified Venezuelan “middle-class” was very much like that of the United States. Some...

Posted by Shauen V. T. Pearce 2 years 23 weeks ago

On June 21st, seven of us landed in Caracas, Venezuela; each for the first time under President Chavez’s term in office. I was immediately struck by the calmness of the airport, stillness of the night, and relieved. Compared to Iran, Colombia, or...

Posted by Shauen V. T. Pearce 2 years 23 weeks ago