Who will mourn with the women of Palestine
They could be your mother, sister, daughter, friend
They too have homes and families;
Many are now broken,
Desolate and alone,
Yet they continue to stand up
And fight for freedom.
- From the photo exhibit captions written by Merci L. Angeles
On March 8,Dr. Reynaldo Imperial, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of the University of the Philippines-Manila. and Prof. Bernard Karganilla, Coordinator of Graduate Programme, Department of Social Sciences (DSS), opened the Photo Exhibit CRY OUT AND STAND UP FOR PALESTINE. The student organization, ASAP Katipunan, represented by Ms. Tessa Trazona was also one of the co-sponsors of the exhibit. This exhibit, which highlighted the plight of the women and children of Palestine, was part of UP Manila’s week-long activities for celebration of the International Women’s Day. It also culminated their activities for Solidarity with the People of Palestine, in partnership with the Stop the War Coalition-Philippines and Focus on the Global South.
On February 8, the UP Manila DSS hosted a forum on “Why Palestinian Women and Girls Palestine Do Not Feel Secure”. Main Speaker was Ms. Merci L. Angeles of the Peace Women Partners and Stop the War Coalition-Philippines. Ms. Angeles discussed the situation of women and children of Palestine, based on available researches done by Palestinian and international institutions. Prof. Bernard Karganilla opened the forum and Professor Carl Marc Ramota, DSS Chairman, gave the Closing Remarks. Around 50 faculty and students of the DSS attended the forum.
By Merci L. Angeles
photo courtesy of http://artintifada.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, May 22nd
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