by Chuck Baclagon, 350.org What can we learn from women who went through a form of activism in different parts of our history? What does feminism have to do with climate change? How does climate change tie-up with our history? It is crucial that we keep these things in mind. As one of the speakers for the Alas ng Bayan exhibit, I would like to put focus on the importance of connecting the contents of this exhibit to the ongoing climate crisis, the biggest hazard to be endured by present and future generations. […]
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by Chuck Baclagon We’ve been running the Alas ng Bayan: Women, History, and Memory exhibit in Manila for a while now. In paintings and lectures, we feature women who’ve struggled against injustice throughout Philippine history, to raise awareness about the intersections between feminism, historical memory, climate change, and citizenship. I’ve found it so valuable to interact with the different people passing through, and to have the chance to engage in conversations on things that we usually take for granted. We’ve asked important questions about our relationship to the past and how our ways of living impact [...]
Originally published in Esquire Magazine Phil. By Mario Alvaro Limos Gregoria de Jesus (Lakambini ng Katipunan), Apolonia Catra (lone recorded Filipina soldier with Macario Sakay’s forces), Remedios Gomez-Paraiso (Hukbalahap’s Kumander Liwayway), Lorena Barros (Martial Law activist), and Gloria Capitan (slain Bataan coal activist) are among the Filipina heroines featured in two separate exhibits at the University of the Philippines and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila. […]
Art: Alas ng Bayan (an art exhibit on 5 filipina heroines, opens in up college of fine arts for arts month)jiktumbado2020-02-26T16:19:50+08:00
Originally published in Class A Magazine QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – The pioneering art exhibit Alas ng Bayan opened its two-week run at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s College of Fine Arts, marking National Arts Month. “Alas ng Bayan couldn’t be more timely in these trying times. We look for heroes, we look for hope, we look for a future. To look back may help us move forward,” UP CFA Dean Mitzi Marie Aguilar-Reyes said as she opened the exhibit. It will be hosted by the college’s Corredor Gallery until February 19. The ‘herstory’ exhibit, jointly organized by the Institute [...]
QUEZON CITY, 6 February 2020 — The pioneering art exhibit Alas ng Bayan opened its two-week run today at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s College of Fine Arts, marking National Arts Month. “Alas ng Bayan couldn’t be more timely in these trying times. We look for heroes, we look for hope, we look for a future. To look back may help us move forward,” UP CFA Dean Mitzi Marie Aguilar-Reyes said as she opened the exhibit. It will be hosted by the college’s Corredor Gallery until February 19. The ‘herstory’ exhibit, jointly organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable [...]
The Alas Ng Bayan exhibit opened at the De La Salle University (DLSU) on January 27, 2020 and will run up to January 31. Jointly organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, the Constantino Foundation, and 350 Pilipinas, the exhibit launched at The Learning Commons of DLSU, hosted by the university’s Department of History and the Libraries. […]
Originally published in Business Mirror By JT Nisay WHILE Japanese soldiers sharpened their blades and tightened their boots, a female commander of the guerrilla movement Hukbalahap, or Hukbong Bayan Laban sa Hapon, faced the mirror. […]
Arts & Culture: 5 Filipina Heroines Lauded in “Alas ng Bayan” Exhibit, Showcasing the Women Who Have Impacted Historyjiktumbado2020-03-28T09:23:39+08:00
Originally published in Adobo Magazine QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – A ‘herstory’ exhibit was opened at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Asian Center today, featuring the paintings of five Filipinas who resisted national oppression, social injustice, and rank misogyny throughout the country’s history. […]
Originally published in ABS-CBN News By George Calvelo “Alas ng Bayan: Women, Heroism and Memory” opened at Constantino Foundation Linangan Gallery in Quezon City, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. It showcases five women in different chapters of Philippine history who fought for various issues but shared a common trait — the courage to fight for their rights. […]