The 2019 Philippine McLuhan Fellow Patricia Evangelista to Speak at St. Michael’s College on November 18

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Canadian embassy’s political & public affairs counselor Warren Mucci with Patricia Evangelista
You are invited to a special McLuhan event next Monday, NOV 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at St. Michael’s College/University of Toronto.

The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, the Estate of Marshall McLuhan, the McLuhan Salons, and the Media Ethics Lab present: “Reporting the Voiceless: Mainstreaming Marginalized Issues in the Media”, with the 2019 Marshall McLuhan Fellow – Philippines, Patricia Evangelista.
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This year’s McLuhan Fellow is Patricia Evangelista, multimedia journalist for the online news organization Rappler. Ms. Evangelista specializes in reporting disasters, conflicts, and development issues. She has also covered human rights-related stories, extra-judicial killings, and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights.

For her presentation in Canada, she has chosen the topic: “Reporting the voiceless: Mainstreaming marginalized issues in the media” in which she discusses her experiences in covering the various underreported issues in the Philippines, its implications on those in the margins, challenges, and efforts to bring to light the difficult and unpopular stories. Her discussion will also underline the significant role media play as a social conscience and one that influences public policy and action. Her presentation would also like to discuss the question: “In a time when human rights and other fundamental freedoms in the Philippines are under the spotlight, what should journalists do to responsibly communicate the stories of those in the margins?”

This event is presented as part of the McLuhan Salons series, in collaboration with the Media Ethics Lab, the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines and the Estate of Marshall McLuhan. The McLuhan Salon series is generously supported by the William and Nona Heaslip Foundation.

Introduction: Carlo Figueroa, Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Canada in the Philippines. Special Guest: Michael McLuhan, Executor Marshall McLuhan Estate. Moderator: Paolo Granata, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 PM

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto (81 St Mary Street, Toronto)
Basilian Common Room, Brennan Hall (2nd floor, east side entrance)

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Brennan Hall, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto


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