The culture and heritage advocacy group Proyekto, in partnership with Gateway Gallery, will be conducting a talk on history and fake news. The timely talk, Seeking Katuwiran: Reading Philippine History in the Time of Fake News, will be held at Gateway Gallery, on December 1, 2018, Saturday, 2 to 5 pm.
The talks will be delivered by leading historians Xiao Chua and John Ray Ramos. Ramos of Far Eastern University will talk about the issue of truth and fake news during the time of Rizal and Bonifacio. Chua of De La Salle University will focus on the Filipino concept of human rights as reflected in various readings of Philippine history. Both topics will highlight the magnitude of critical thinking which is an important skill in the discipline of history, especially in research and interpretation.
Proyekto Live! talks, workshops, and symposiums have been held at the Gateway Gallery since 2015. They serve as an amplifier and distiller of the issues and events that transpired in history as depicted in the long-term Gateway Gallery exhibit SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art.
Proyekto is a project-based movement that contributes in bringing about social change and bringing Philippine heritage and history to life. It was started by Ramos and Cesar Ramirez Jr. on April 1, 2014. Since then, Proyekto has conducted numerous events in various places and institutions to promote love of history, heritage, and culture. Their avenues include tours, talks, collaborations and some products/services.
Seeking Katuwiran: Reading Philippine History in the Time of Fake News is open to the public, students, teachers, history enthusiasts and is open for group registration. The registration fee is P150.00. To register, please call or text Proyekto at 0920-222-8889.
Gateway Gallery is the art and history museum of Araneta Center and is managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation. Opened in 2015, it serves as the artistic and cultural hub of the Araneta Center community. It is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, at the 5F Gateway Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City.