Speaking Tour: LWB Presents Jorge Chojolan

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Speaking Tour Announcement

It is our pleasure to announce that LWB will be hosting our Guatemalan partner, Jorge Chojolan, from November 11 – 29, as part of a North American speaking tour. Jorge is the founder and director of the Asturias Academy, a progressive k-12 school that offers education for students from low-income and indigenous families. The speaking events will focus on the following themes: education reform, leadership, libraries and literacy in Guatemala.

Sponsors of Jorge Chojolán’s Speaking Tour 2012

About Jorge Chojolan

Jorge has spent his life committed to improving access to education for low income and indigenous families in Guatemala. Inspired by the writing of Paulo Friere’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Jorge is creating an alternative school system designed to spur improvements in education throughout Guatemala. Learn more about Jorge’s story…

Librarians Without Borders and the Asturias Academy

Since 2009, Librarians Without Borders has worked with Jorge and the Asturias Academy to promote literacy and libraries in Guatemala. Through many hours of fundraising, planning and hard work, Asturias was able to open a community library to students and their families in January 2011. Learn more about our work in Guatemala…

Tour Itinerary & Public Events

Toronto, ON


Workshop: Challenges of preservation of indigenous languages and culture in Guatemala
November 12, 12:00 – 1:00PM
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (Room TBA)


Workshop: International partnership from two perspectives: Librarians Without Borders and Miguel Angel Asturias Academy, Guatemala
November 13, 12:00 – 1:00PM
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (Room TBA)


“Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Through Education in Guatemala”
November 13, 6:00PM
St. Mike’s Muzzo Family Alumni Hall (121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto)

London, ON


“Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Reform Through Education in Guatemala”
November 14, 12:15 – 1:30pm
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Education, Room: 1010.

Ottawa, ON


“Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Reform Through Education in Guatemala”
November 16, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Room 129, Simard Hall, University of Ottawa

Montreal, QC


“Libraries and education in Guatemala”
Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm
McGill campus, Thomson House ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish
Generously co-sponsored by L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library/Quebec Library Association (ABQLA). Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/LWBeventMcGill or e-mail megan.fitzgibbons@lwb-online.org by November 15


“Indigenous issues and human rights in Guatemala”
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm
McGill campus, Peterson Hall, room 116, 3460 rue McTavish
Generously co-sponsored by The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) at McGill University. Lunch will be served.

RSVP: Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/LWBeventMcGill or e-mail megan.fitzgibbons@lwb-online.org by November 15


“Education in Guatemala and Asturias’ unique curriculum, based on Paulo Freire’s philosophy”
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm
Concordia campus, Hall Building, room H-441 (1455 Blvd. deMaisonneuve West; 4th floor).
Generously co-sponsored by the Department of Education and the Loyola College of Sustainability and Diversity at Concordia University.

RSVP: Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/LWBeventMcGill or e-mail megan.fitzgibbons@lwb-online.org by November 15

Los Angeles, CA


“Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Through Education in Guatemala”
November, 29, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Main Campus, Marymount College

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