Quique Escamilla Concert

Last week INDEVOURS was invited to be a part of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) conference at Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the director of our program. Confused? Let me explain.

Congress is a yearly event that “brings together thousands of scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers in a different city each year to share ideas, discuss today’s complex issues and enrich their research.”

This year, Congress 2012, was co-hosted by Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. The annual CASID conference was apart of Congress 2012. CASID is a “national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development.”

INDEVOURS became involved by volunteering for CASID registration on May 28, 29 and 30 and at one of the evening events on May 30 – a banquet and concert.

The concert was at Princess Cinemas in Uptown Waterloo and Quique Escamilla was our performer! He was absolutely fantastic and everyone enjoyed listening to his music, which is a combination of Latin America, reggae, and jazz. His lyrics were in Spanish but he always introduced his songs and their meanings. He sang about topics such as human rights issues, immigration, anti-racism, and indigenous rights.

At the concert INDEVOURS also sold Nharo products (a continual endeavour) and had “Change for Change” jars (a recent endeavour) to collect spare change from concert attendees and people passing by.  Guess how much INDEVOURS  raised in our Change for Change jar? $187!!!!

A big thank-you goes out to everyone that donated their time and money to help support INDEVOURS!

Peace & Love

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