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Freedom Warriors of Venezuela Exhibit and Conference
March 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pmFree
Before the panel discussion, guests will view the “Freedom Warriors” photo exhibit that features over a dozen human rights defenders during multiple protests held in the streets of Venezuela.
Seating for the panel discussion is first come, first served
PLAN FOR THE EVENING
- 6:00 to 6:30 PM: Art exhibition
- 7:00 PM: Cash Bar Opens
- 7:00 PM: Conference begins
- Roger Noriega
- Diego Arria
- Tamara Suju
- 8:00 PM: Short break for refreshments
- 8:30 PM: Conference Resumes
- Adriana Vigilanza
- Asdrubal Aguiar
- 9:45 PM: Q&A Session
Attendees will learn first-hand from the internationally-renowned experts about the civil and human rights violations in Venezuela. The conference will provide further understanding of:
- Disruption of the oil industry
- The oncoming refugee crisis in Latin-America and the United States
- Strengthening of terrorist organizations
- The public health crisis
- Drug trafficking
- Money laundering
- The threat to the preservation of democracy, right in America’s backyard
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- ROGER NORIEGA
U.S. diplomat and policy maker specializing in Western Hemisphere Affairs. Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs under President George W. Bush and former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.
- TAMARA SUJU
Former Criminal Forum member and current Director of the Human Rights Observatory “Centro de Estudios para America Latina” (CASLA), will focus on Torture as a Crime Against Humanity.
- ADRIANA VIGILANZA
Pro-bono activist for democracy. Attorney, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Specialist in Tax Law, International compared law, Civil and Human Rights. On February 23, 2018 filed a Recourse seeking protection for the Right to Vote, before the Venezuelan Supreme Court exiled in Miami, Florida. Mrs. Vigilanza will address the right to vote in genuine elections.
- ASDRUBAL AGUIAR
Former Governor of Caracas and Government President in charge of Venezuela, former Judge in the Interamerican Court of Human Rights of the Organization of American States, currently, writer and Secretary General of the “Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas” (IDEA). Attorney, Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Venezuela. MS in Economic Integration. Mr. Aguiar will address Rescuing Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela.
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Peter Granadillos (Photographer)
Peter Granadillos is a Venezuelan independent photographer based in Miami. Since 2015 he has been organizing and collaborating with the SomosUnoVe project, a movement for Human Rights which mission is to show that Venezuelans are all equals. People say that eyes are the window to the soul; Peter is a story teller of those hidden spaces within the human spirit
PERLA VILLAZAN (Photographer)
Venezuelan born style photographer based in New York. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. As an activist for the Human Rights Movement she has been involved collaborating and supporting projects focused in Venezuela’s fight for freedom. Her work is filled with soul-connecting images with a keen eye to express significant sentiments of the human free spirit.
DANIEL MATA (Singer)
Born in Venezuela and moved to Atlanta at an early age with his two sibling (one of triplets) and his parents. He currently attends Belmont University where he studies voice, psychology, and pre-med. Gifted with his impressively talented voice, this 22 year old classical crossover artist shares his passion and dedication with people to help them find motivation, drive, validity of their worth, joy, and serenity.