Fri, Aug 27|
LINGAP August Living Book
Living Book is a webinar series featuring stories and conversations on the lives of Filipinos and Filipino-Canadians. This August, we feature Dr. Gerardo C. Maxino, an academic, a social justice worker, and a senior citizen from Dumaguete, the capital city of Negros Oriental.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MDT
About The Event
Dr. Gerardo Maxino will unfold a fascinating journey intertwining the academe and the challenging work for social justice . Gerardo went to school in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. In high school, when he received a grade of 100% in Grammar and Composition, he became convinced that the lack of resources, that poverty, is not the absence of everything. For nine years since he started schooling, he went shoeless to elementary and high school, graduating valedictorian in each. Hungry for knowledge in a locality without a library, Gerardo voraciously read any material he could get hold of, like even wrappers for dried fish. He would go from house to house to read pages of magazines and newspapers pasted on the bamboo walls of houses built after the Second World War. After successfully finishing university education, he realized that his journey had just began, that he had not come to an end, that he must continue on a pilgrimage, that having learned, he must now serve.