Although Typhoon Haiyan is receding from the headlines, it still leaves many suffering in the Philippines. A panel discussion Monday will look at how the aftermath of the typhoon was handled.
“Relief and Reconstruction in the Philippines: The Processes and Politics of Aid” will take place Jan. 20, from 2 to 4pm, at 519 Kaneff Tower, Keele campus. Everyone is welcome.
The panel will be comprised of Matt Capobianco of Globalmedic, an aid agency which among other things responds to world disasters with rescue, water purification and medical units; York PhD geography student Kenneth Cardenas; journalist Mila Garcia, co-founder of The Philippine Reporter, a Toronto Filipino newspaper which publishes news about Filipinos in Canada and the United States; and Christopher Sorio, secretary general of Migrante Canada, part of Migrante International, which advocates for the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers.
The panellists will discuss how relief aid was delivered from Canada through family networks, churches, humanitarian organizations and NGOs. It will also look at the following questions: What was learned about the processes and politics of relief aid? And, as the recovery continues, how is the reconstruction effort being framed and contested?
The discussion is part of the York Centre for Asian Research’s Philippine Studies Lecture Series. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.