All posts by Adrienne Maguddayao

Call for Participants: Online Course on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), through the Data, Knowledge, and Information Launcher (DaKILa) online learning platform, is organizing the online training on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster for its second batch of trainees.

Interested participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso through the following details: 09953422151 or [email protected]

Book Launch: Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 2

Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines

Cover Art: NIKKI LUNA, FRAGRANT FILIPINA, marble sculpture, image courtesy of the artist.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is launching the latest issue of its journal, the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 2: Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines, today, 14 August 2020, 3:00 PM.

An excerpt from the Editorial Introduction: Duterte’s Philippines in the World of Gendered Populism by Cleve V. Arguelles and Veronica L. Gregorio:

“The resurgence of populism is one of the most significant contemporary developments to have affected the lives of women and other gender minorities in the Philippines and the rest of the world. The Review of Women’s Studies Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines (2020) critically examines the varied ways the marriage of patriarchal practices and populist politics has reinforced, re-shaped, and retrofitted the contours of hegemonic gender norms in Philippine society. Using a diverse set of scholarly lenses, the special issue pays attention to the pernicious consequences of gendered populism on the everyday experiences of Filipino women and LGBTQ+ communities on the ground.”

You may view the journal here.

Conversations through Art with Nikki Luna

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the Feminist Media Lab (FEMMELAB) and the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with artist Nikki Luna. The seventh session of the series, Why Should Artists Tell Women’s Stories with Great Care, will be held on 26 August 2020 (Wednesday), 4:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Register at https://forms.gle/DEooczR82JAvxqhA9. Online registration will end on August 25 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM. If you are having trouble with the registration, please send us a message on Facebook.

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.

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 https://forms.gle/2GUZRtnsTuESfQAg7.

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.

On Being Queer: Chikahan with Director Samantha Lee and Photographer BJ Pascual

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is inviting everyone to On Being Queer: Chikahan with Director Samantha Lee and Photographer BJ Pascual on 24 June 2020 (Wednesday), 8:00-10:00 PM. This is part of our Pride Month celebration entitled “Pantay-Pantay, Sabay-Sabay.”

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 23 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Constructing LGBTQI Narratives: A Forum on SOGIESC-Affirmative Media Reporting

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with Feminist Media Lab, invites everyone to celebrate Pride Month with Constructing LGBTQI Narratives: A Forum on SOGIESC-Affirmative Media Reporting on 22 June 2020 (Monday), 3:00-5:00 PM with resource speakers Chang Casal, Jervis Manahan, and Pau Villanueva.

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 21 (Sunday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Rainbow Reads: A Live Reading of LGBTQI-Themed Children’s Books from Mulat Sulat

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to celebrate Pride Month with Rainbow Reads: A Live Reading of LGBTQI-Themed Children’s Books from Mulat Sulat on 19 June 2020 (Friday), 1:00-3:00 PM. The event will feature “Si Chowchow” by Angelo P. Benavidez and Aiko Shumizu, “Dumating na si Manang Elisa!” by Godfrey T. Dancel and Gabbi Ramirez, and “Bukas na si Cajon” by Jesh Alberto and Gabbi Ramirez with guest readers Senator Risa Hontiveros, Pinky Amador, and Bodjie Pascua

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 18 (Thursday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Call for Participants: Online Course on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster

In line with the launch of the DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher (DAKILA) online learning platform, as its initial offering, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is conducting an Online Course on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster. Training starts in June 2020.

The online course aims to provide gender responsive psycho-social support to frontliners of disaster response through an online platform which can be accessed by the participants at their own pace and time within a particular period, which at the same time will serve as a respite from the daily grind of their highly demanding work as frontliners.

The training is free of charge. Since we would like to ensure the overall excellent quality of our training programs, accepting of participants is on a first come, first served basis.

Please register using the Google Form link below: https://forms.gle/QTWQdHHSQcVrg7A38

For further questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with Vince Hermoso through the following details: [email protected] or 09953422151.

Screening: Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is inviting everyone to the free, one-time screening of Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (2013) on 15 June 2020 (Monday), 2:00-5:00 PM as part of its Pride Month celebration. Watch a 12-year old Anita fall in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan. A Q&A with director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo will follow the screening.

Register here: tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. The link also includes information on the other Pride Month events, which are all free.

Launch: DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to join in the grand launch of DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher (DAKILA) online training platform on 12 June 2020 (Friday), 10:00 AM via Zoom.

This event will highlight the DAKILA online learning platform as to how it looks like and how it works. Also, participants will be given the chance to share insights and ask questions. Program will be posted soon.

To register, please refer to the link: http://ow.ly/FOuH50A1gO6

For further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Vince Hermoso through the following details: [email protected] or 09953422151.