BFU Presents: Penguins & Kangaroos: Student Struggle in Chile and Australia

On Wednesday 2nd October, Brisbane Free University will present a panel discussion between Robert Austin, Rebecca Barrigos and Roxana Valdebenito on the post-Penguin student uprisings in Chile and student struggle in Australia.  These speakers will deliver short presentations, followed by open discussion.  The discussion will be bilingual, between English and Spanish.

(For useful background on the topic, if you’re interested, check out the wiki page on the Chilean protests:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_student_protests_in_Chile)

Speakers:
Roxana Valdebenito (joining via Skype)
Final year Sociology student & elected delegate, Student Council, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Chile

Robert Austin, Ph.D. Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics; University of Queensland, St Lucia, Q. 4072, Australia

Rebecca Barrigos is a student leader and socialist intellectual, with a strong background in and understanding of student action.

Where? B Block, Room 124, QUT, Gardens Point.

When? Wednesday 2nd October, 7pm – 8.30pm

The event is free, open and inclusive.

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