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#3: Activisitism
In Round 1: Concepts
Lorenzo Espacio
May 02, 2019
Thank you for your support, Nicole!
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#3: Activisitism
In Round 1: Concepts
Lorenzo Espacio
May 02, 2019
Hello! Thank you for your questions. There are two users for this concept: First, ACTIVE communities (i.e. communities affected by land grabs) and second, ACTIVISITORS who are Universities, civil society organizations, and individuals. In the initial stage, we hope to link rural youth and urban youth-students and later on expand to more sectors as the model for facilitating community interactions becomes more effective and fine-tuned. 1.) ACTIVE communities -- for communities affected by land grabs, their interest is to generate support for their community so that they can be able to better negotiate conditions for their community when these land grabs happen. To make this concrete, our case involves an indigenous community in the Philippines who are to be displaced by the construction of a Dam project; their free, prior and informed consent was not secured in the process. In the face of such a huge problem, support groups and networks are needed in order to reach centers of power mostly found in cities (i.e. the capital Manila) 2.) ACTIVISITORS -- for Universities, they have existing formation programs for their students that are part of the curriculum. These formation programs involve bringing students to communities to be exposed to the realities these communities face and/or to commit some form of service. On their end, there is interest to partner with organizations who may be able to facilitate community interactions. The same may be said of other organizations from civil society and may be for some individuals who are interested in visiting communities to do some community exposure or work.
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