NeW at Mercer University Learns Firsthand About Perils of Socialism from Asylum Seeker

January 2, 2022

NeW at Mercer University hosted a speaker event titled "Socialism: My Story... Your Future?" on October 25, 2021.

During the event, the 45 attendees heard from Andres Guillarte, an asylum seeker from Venezuela, where the economy has crumbled under a socialist regime. Guillarte shared with the women his experiences living in the country before fleeing to the United States and warned against taking American capitalism for granted. The ladies left feeling fortunate to live in the U.S.

"It was incredibly powerful to hear Andres share his story about experiencing socialism in Venezuela. He spoke on the dangers of socialism and how a prosperous country such as Venezuela ended up in that position," Lila Fraser, chapter president, said.

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