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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Why do 40% of Latino/a youth not complete high school in Toronto public schools? What can be done about it?
¿Por qué 40% de los estudiantes de habla hispana no terminan la escuela secundaria en Toronto? ¿Que se puede hacer al respecto?
Convocatoria 2008 Call for Submissions 2008
Convocatoria "Tendiendo Puentes/Building Bridges/Bâtir des Ponts"
The Transformative Learning Centre and Lared (Latin American Research and Education Network) of OISE/UT present
Sara seeks Simon: A tale of impunity, courage and human rightsA conversation with Uruguayan activist Sara Méndez
Uruguayan activist Sara Méndez is trying to bring attention to the impunity of the military forces in Uruguay following human rights abuses during the dictatorship of the 70s and 80s.
Her son Simon was taken from her shortly after birth in 1976 in Argentina, and she recently found him with an adoptive family after a 25-year search.
seeks Simon: A tale of impunity, courage and human rights
Sept. 15, 2004, 5.30 p.m
Place: Transformative Learning Centre
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
252 Bloor St. West
(subway: St. George)
7th floor, room 7-162
(Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University)
Transformative Learning Centre (OISE/University of Toronto)
Invite you to the screening of "Basta: Building a New Argentina" A documentary video by Kathy Price Followed by a panel discussion
Day: Friday, February 13, 2004, 6 pm
Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto 252 Boor St. West (subway: St. George) 7th floor, room 162
Civil Democracy in Neoliberal Times
This event will consider civil democracy as a tool for liberation from neoliberalism, thirty years after a coup d'etat that halted Chile's progress along a peaceful road to socialism. Prospects for defeating authoritarian neoliberalism will also be debated, exploring new tendencies for social and economic transformation.
28 and Saturday, November 29, 2003
Place: OISE/UT 252 Bloor Street W. Second floor
Opening: Friday 28, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Workshops: Saturday 29, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Closing: Saturday 29, 12:30 pm
I am only the interpreter of your great yearnings for justice…Foreign capital, imperialism and reactionary forces created the conditions [we are facing today]. The march of history does not stop with crime or repression [inflicted upon us]. We will overcome this most difficult chapter. It is possible they will crush us but the future will belong to the people, it will belong to the workers [as]... humanity marches on towards better living conditions. Workers of my country: I have faith in Chile and its destiny; [we] will overcome this bitter, gray moment. Always keep in mind, that sooner rather than later, the grand avenues through which the free man passes will open up, to build a better society. Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers! Excerpts from Socialist President Salvador Allende's last speech to his people, Sept 11, 1973.
This event is sponsored by the Transformative Learning Center-OISE/UT-, CERLAC, the Socialist Project, and Solidarity and Action Chile.
Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
Place: Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS), 455 Spadina Avenue, 4th floor
Title of the Presentation: Colombian immigrants in Canada
Presenter Name: Suzy Bermúdez
Brief biography: Suzy is a Colombian professor who works at the Andes University in Bogotá-Colombia. She was invited by the Canadian Government to get in contact with universities and research centres that work on international migration.
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Time: 6 P.M.
6:00 Light supper - $10 or what you can afford (RSVP to email@example.com)
6:45 Video footage from Lula's election campaign
7:00 Activists dialogue with Marcos Arruda and Toronto activists Debbie Field, FoodShare, John Dillon, Kairos/Common Frontiers and Daniel Schugurensky, OISE. Panel host: Judith Marshall, Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education OISE/UT, ROOM 12 - 199
Title of the Presentation: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FROM BRAZIL
Presenter Name: MARCOS ARRUDA, Brazilian economist, popular educator and activist sharing perspectives from Brazil on trade, development and sovereignty, participatory democracy and the significance of Lula's election victory.
Brief biography: Marcos Arruda is an economist, popular educator and activist who is currently associated with PACS (Policy Alternatives for the Southern Cone), Jubilee South debt network, REBRIP (Brazilian Network for a People's Integration, active in the No FTAA campaign) and with the PT - Workers Party where he sits on a foreign policy working group. Marcos spent the 1970s as a political exile based in Washington and Geneva. During this era, he collaborated closely with fellow-exile Paulo Freire and visited Toronto several times while Freire was teaching at OISE. He has written and spoken extensively on trade, debt and development, on global civil society and on economies of solidarity
SPONSORED BY CSEW (Centre for the Study of Education and WorkOISE)COMMON FRONTIERS STEELWORKERS HUMANITY FUND
Time: 4 P.M.
Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education OISE/UT, 7th floor
Title of the Presentation: University-community relationships: the case of Costa Rica A conversation between LARED members and Dra. Leda Muñoz
Presenter Name: Dra Leda Muñoz, Vice Rector for Social Action at the University of Costa Rica
Brief biography: Dr. Leda Muñoz, Vice Rector for Social Action of the University of Costa Rica, on the topic of university-community relationships, and particulary on the social action mandate of public universities in Costa Rica. Dra. Leda Muñoz , Vice Rector for Social Action at the University of Costa Rica, trained originally in community nutrition. Her Social Action portfolio focuses on the role of the university in the community and she is responsible, among other things , for facilitating policy advice from the academy to national and regional legislators, university relations with the community and a compulsory (undergraduate) student placement in the community.
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Webpage address: http://www.ucr.ac.cr