My Story ... Your Future?
The Real-life Story of a Venezuelan Asylum Seeker — Spring Arbor University
Jorge Galicia had to leave his life in Venezuela after an oppressive regime crippled the economy, caused widespread starvation, blanketed the nation in blackouts, and silenced and jailed those who dared to speak out and criticize the government. With an eyewitness perspective he answers the question: How did a country with so much wealth and promise completely collapse? Could it happen in the United States? His answer will surprise you!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is included
Spring Arbor University
Student Life Center - Ralph Carey Forum
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
Jorge Galicia - Christian, lawyer and freedom fighter. These are the words that define Jorge's life. Before socialism devastated his country, Jorge lived a life not unlike that of middle-class Americans. But now, he is one of 4 million Venezuelans who have fled their country following its economic, social and political collapse. Living under a socialist tyranny showed Jorge the dangers of letting the State grow. From a very young age, he has been speaking out about the very real damages caused by socialism and has made it his life's mission to win the fight. He was a member of Estudiantes por la Libertad (Students For Liberty Latin America), serving as a coordinator from 2015-16 and a senior leader from 2016-17. Today, he travels college campuses speaking out and sharing his story.
A project of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). View video trailer and learn more at TFAS.org/Venezuela.