Libraries and Education Speaking Tour: November 2012

October 30, 2012 at 12:35 am Leave a comment

Jorge Chojolán – an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, educator, and human rights activist – was born into the indigenous Mayan community in the deeply inequitable society of Guatemala. Despite the barriers before him, he rose to achieve a university degree and went on to found the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in the predominantly indigenous city of Quetzaltenango. His goal is to transform his society through education, via this school, by educating and empowering some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children: girls, the indigenous and the poor.

The McGill Student Committee of Librarians Without Borders is pleased to welcome Mr. Chojolán to Montreal for three public speaking events. Mr. Chojolán will discuss the importance of education to democracy in Guatemala and speak about the Academy’s unique educational model. Please RSVP using this form.

We encourage you to join us and hear his inspiring story!

1. Libraries and education in Guatemala

When: Monday, November 19, 2012,
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm  (Light refreshments will be served)
Where: McGill campus, Thomson House ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish

Generously co-sponsored by L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library/Quebec Library Association.

2. Indigenous issues and human rights in Guatemala

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm  (Lunch will be served)
Where: McGill campus, Peterson Hall, room 116, 3460 rue McTavish

Generously co-sponsored by The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) at McGill University.

3. Education in Guatemala and Asturias’ unique curriculum, based on Paulo Freire’s philosophy

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Hall building, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd (Concordia University). Room number to be confirmed

Generously co-sponsored by the Department of Education and the Loyola College of Sustainability and Diversity at Concordia University

Everyone is welcome!
The presentations will be delivered in Spanish and simultaneously translated into English. If you have any questions about the event, please write a note on the Facebook event page or contact us using the form on this page.

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