[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Mark Sanchez

Department of English [LS] english.soh at ateneo.edu
Fri Feb 5 10:49:10 PHT 2016

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary,
and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila
University will be hosting a lecture by Mark Sanchez titled  “Human Rights
and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines: Religious Opposition to
the Marcos Dictatorship.” The lecture will be on Feb. 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m., at SOM 111, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture is open
to the public.

Sanchez’s lecture will elaborate on the following abstract: “As a
representative of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Sr.
Mariani Dimaranan traveled worldwide, working to highlight human rights
injustice in the Philippines and to gather support for the efforts of her
organization. TFDP’s efforts to highlight political detention in the
Philippines as well as the ongoing US government support of authoritarian
dictatorship drew attention to the contradictions within US government
claims to value human rights in international relations. This paper
highlights the navigation between local and international political issues
within Philippine-based grassroots opposition to the Marcos dictatorship.
The paper will also discuss the efforts of anti-martial law activists in
the United States to support the efforts of those such as Sr. Mariani,
drawing particular attention to the ways that groups from different
political and social positions worked together to highlight human rights
abuses and authoritarian structures within the Philippines.”

Mark Sanchez is a PhD candidate in History at University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign. He is currently working on a dissertation that focuses on
the transnational networks of anti-martial law activists. His research is
supported by a Graduate College Distinguished Fellowship from the
University of Illinois. His work has also been supported by Foreign
Language Area Studies Grants in Tagalog and Indonesian. He was previously a
Summer Fellow at the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) at the Ateneo de
Manila University and is currently a Visiting Research Associate at IPC.

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
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Quezon City 1108
Tel. no.: 426-6001 local 5310/5311
Telefax: 426-6120
Email: english.soh at ateneo.edu
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