– Conference Program

July 4

2:00 – 6:00pm: Registration of Delegates

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Welcome Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm: Kafé Kultura (open mike, jamming, mural painting, sculpting, social media, DJs, etc. … and local organic coffee and goodies!)

July 5

8:00am – 12:00 pm: International Festival of People’s Rights and Struggles Common Forum

1:00 – 3:00pm: Conference Welcoming Festivities and Keynote Speeches

3 :00- 5:30 pm: Workshop 1 Panel Discussion on Artists Rights and Struggles

  • a. Artists Rights and Welfare (Boni Ilagan)
  • b. Art, Artists and means of living (Cece Carpio)
  • c. On Freedom of Expression and Assembly (Pakistani)

**** On the rights and struggles of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada – Anik of Odaya

5:30 -6:30: Input 1: on the Millennium Development Goals and It’s Impact on Arts and Culture

8:00- 11:00 pm International Festival of People’s Rights and Struggles Solidarity Night


July 6

9:00am – 12:00pm Input 2: Media and the World wide web

  • a. Role of Mass Media (Caloy Conde)
  • b. Role of New Technologies and the Worldwide Web (Eric Tandoc)

1:30- 3:00pm: Workshop 3: People’s Art, Shaping the Society of the Future

  • a. Imperialist art vs People’s art?
  • b. Where does “art” come from, who does it serve?
  • c. Media and the Culture of Resistance (Mustafa Kilinc)
  • d. Grassroots culture and culture of resistance/progressive culture and criticism (Bundo)

3:00 – 3:30pm: International Conference on Progressive Culture Declaration

3:30 – 5:00pm: Closing Parade and Opening of Placard: Signs of the Times Exhibit


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