Transference of Community-Based Technology Initiative - Connecting Community Economies in Wisconsin and Venezuela

Workshop session aims to raise awareness and promote participation in the Transference of Community-Based Technology Initiative, a component of the Wisconsin – Venezuela Sister Cities Project. The session serves as an introductory discussion in preparation for a larger convening of cooperatives, collectives, locally owned and socially conscious businesses taking place in mid-September 2011. The initiative focuses on facilitating transnational economic cooperation by fortifying and expanding partnerships based on technology, skill/experience, and product exchange. The objective is to augment the socio-economic and productive capacities of communities in the states of Wisconsin, USA and Lara, Venezuela while challenging the monopolization of technology and aligning with the principles of sovereign technology as promoted by domestic and international popular movements. Join us for an engaging dialogue facilitated by community leaders from Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Chicago.

Date: 
August 25, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location

Madison College (MATC-Downtown Campus)
211 N Carroll St D329
Session type: 
Panel
Speaker(s): 
Mariela Alburges
Speaker(s): 
Sarah Manski

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