On the heels of a month-long trip through Venezuela in the midst of growing U.S. aggression, anti-war activist Gloria La Riva will speak on Friday, May 3 at UCLA about the current situation in Venezuela. The talk, which is presented by the UCLA Latin American Institute, is free and open to the public.

La Riva offers a a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people, such as the influence the United States has over Venezuela’s economy as well as how how U.S. media shapes the narrative of what’s happening. She will also provide insights into the people's organizing efforts to overcome the aggression.

La Riva will show exclusive first-hand video footage from her trip and answer the questions:

What is the Bolivarian Revolution all about?
Is Venezuela suffering an economic collapse? 
What is the role of the United States?
Is the danger of a war with the United States near?
How can people in the United States get involved?

La Riva’s talk is scheduled for 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3. It will be held in Dodd Hall room 167.