Conversations through Art: Arts and Disability 20/20

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the SOBI House, the NORFIL Foundation, Inc., the Boundless Possibilities Foundation, Inc., the British Council, and the UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas, is organizing another “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation.” The sixth session of the discussion series, Arts and Disability 20/20: The Value of Expressive Arts to Physical, Social, and Emotional Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities in a Time of Pandemic, will be held on 25 July 2020 (Saturday), 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live. Interested participants may register at

The online art exhibit will feature a group of artists with diverse abilities and exceptionalities who documented their thoughts and feelings during the initial months of the COVID-19 global pandemic through a series of creative journaling exercises while staying at home.

CTA is an initiative by artists, advocacy builders, social workers, and those in the helping professions to collectively promote arts for social change. Envisioned as a series wherein various creative modalities are highlighted in each session, the invited resource speakers will be individuals from different parts of the world who are making contributions to the establishment of the expressive arts practice or use specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.