North American Speaking Tour: Jorge Chojolan, Guatemalan Educator and Social Activist

Posted: October 23, 2012 in Librarians Without Borders
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Speaking Tour Announcement

It is our pleasure to announce that Librarians Without Borders (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.

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

“Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Through Education in Guatemala”

Toronto, ON 
November 13, 6:00PM
St. Mike’s Muzzo Family Alumni Hall (121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto)

London, ON 
November 14, 12:15 – 1:30pm
Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario

Ottawa, ON 
November 16, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Room 129, Simard Hall, University of Ottawa

Montreal, QC 
Public lecture and reception for the library community.
November 19, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Thomson House, 845 Sherbrooke Street West, McGill University

Public lecture and luncheon co-sponsored with The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD)
November 20, 12:00-1:30 pm
Peterson Hall, room 116, 3460 rue McTavish, McGill University

Public lecture
November 20, 6:00-7:30 pm
Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W., Concordia University

Los Angeles, CA
November, 29, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Main Campus, Marymount College

*Photo courtesy of John Abernathy Photography


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