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A Meet the Neighbours! Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
on Community Education, Research, Knowledge Production and Social Change
with Joey Calugay, Centre for Philippine Concerns

When: 12pm, Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Where: Room 434, Education Building, 3700 McTavish, McGill University, Montreal

For several generations up until today’s movement to oust the bloody US-backed Arroyo regime, international solidarity has played a major role in the Philippine people's struggle for genuine freedom and democracy. The Filipino diaspora have contributed to the building of solidarity organizations such as Solidaridad in the late 1800s started by Filipino students in Europe calling for an end to Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. Today, the Centre for Philippine Concerns - founded in the 1980s in Quebec by a university professor forced to flee the Marcos dictatorship - continues this long tradition of solidarity work for the Philippines.

Joey Calugay, an independent filmmaker and community organizer, is a long time member of the Centre for Philippine Concerns. He will talk about the role of international solidarity and the important task of the organizer as public educator in relation to the current issues facing the people's movement in the Philippines. This series of informal brown bag lunch seminars aims to make connections, join dots, spark debate and reflection, as we hear from community educators, organizers and independent media practitioners about the education, research and action components of their practice. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are all welcome to attend. (Bring a friend from another department or outside of the university altogether!)

For more information, please contact Dr. Aziz Choudry, Assistant Professor, International Education, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University. Phone: +1514 398-2253 or email: aziz.choudry[at]mcgill.ca

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