Renée Kasinsky


This is an insider’s account of the participation of a Boston delegate at the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela in January 2006. She relates the stories of women who attended the WSF and those women who through their leadership in their communities create a new world order based on the major themes of the WSF. The health and welfare missions created by the Bolivarian revolution of Hugo Chávez are testimony to the theme of the forum that through the process of participatory democracy “Otro Mundo Es Posible”.

Author Biography

Renée Goldsmith Kasinsky, PhD in 1971 in Criminology from University of California, Berkeley is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She teaches courses in women studies and justice and is a peace and justice activist in the Boston area.