BOLIVIA: Canada’s Silent Role in Bolivia’s Democratic Crisis
Saint Mary’s Professor Juan Tellez will be speaking on this panel. Read this piece by his former student on how he is facing charges of sedition and terrorism in Bolivia: https://nbmediacoop.org/2020/08/26/professor-juan-tellez-community-development-trailblazer-in-nova-scotia-being-held-in-bolivia-on-charges-of-terrorism-and-sedition/
Webinar – “BOLIVIA: Canada’s Silent Role in Bolivia’s Democratic Crisis”
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET
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The Webinar will address Canada’s silence as Bolivia approaches its long overdue October 18, 2020 elections amidst widespread persecution of human rights defenders, journalists, indigenous leaders and political leaders in Bolivia, including the targeting of Canadian citizen, Juan Tellez, current Mayor of Betanzos, Bolivia.
The Moderator of the webinar is Dr. Gretchen Ferguson, Associate Director of Partnerships and Programs at Simon Fraser University, B.C. Panelists are: Juan Tellez, Mayor of Betanzos, Bolivia, Adjunct Professor of International Development Studies at St. Mary’s University, NS; Diego Pary Rodríguez, Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Bolivia and Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS); Kathryn Ledebur, Director of the Andean Information Network, Bolivia, and human rights activist; Dr. Henry Veltmeyer, Founder and Professor Emeritus of the International Development Studies Programme at Saint Mary’s University, NS.
This Webinar is co-sponsored by the International Development Studies Department (IDS) at Saint Mary’s University, the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union (SMUFU), Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (MSVUFA), Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), and Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID).
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