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CBH Talk | Voices of Venezuela: Art, Politics, and Survival in the Heart of Crisis

Once a beacon of prosperity in South America, Venezuela’s rich tapestry has dramatically shifted. Today, it faces one of the largest displacement crises in the world. Join us for a compelling evening as we delve into the stories behind over 7 million Venezuelans who have left their homeland, seeking to understand not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’ behind their journeys.

Hear firsthand from journalist Carlos P. Beltran, creator of the acclaimed project It Suddenly Occurred to Me, which uses art to echo the real-life experiences of Venezuelans. Alongside him, Venezuelan politician and noted scholar David Smolansky will share his insights on the challenges and transformations since his departure in 2017. This one-on-one discussion will explore the implications of Venezuela’s political turmoil, upcoming presidential elections, and the deep impacts of instability on a once-thriving nation. It will also show the power of words, photographs, and art to offer a three-dimensional perspective on a situation often reduced to headlines.

Whether you’re a follower of global politics, an art enthusiast, or simply drawn to human stories, this evening promises to expand your understanding of the price of Venezuela’s political crisis.


Tue 6/25

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street

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