Negros Oriental joins the entire world in rising for justice in celebration of One Billion Rising 2014 through a series of activities. It will kick off with an opening of the Herstory Exhibit of women artists, and a Women’s Justice Fair at Robinsons Place at 10:30 in the morning on Feb. 14. The exhibit and fair will run until Feb. 21.
About 35 women artists will display their works during the exhibits, among them Elle Divine, Sharon Dadang-Rafols, Jana Jumalon-Alano, Kitty Taniguchi, Muffet Villegas, Arlene Delloso-Uypitching, and Susan Canoy.
The Foundation University Law Forum, the Silliman University Law Alumni Association, SU Law Batch 2014, and the Salonga Center for Law and Development will be available to entertain legal issues posed by women.
In the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, several public and private high schools, NGOs, and private advocate groups will converge to hold an Advocacy Parade around the City of Dumaguete. The parade will culminate at the Quezon Park.
Feb. 16 Sunday will see the staging of Vagina Monologues in Tagalog and Bisaya by advocate actors at the Luce Auditorium at 8 pm. Tickets are available at the SU Psychology Department.
This year, the world is rising for justice, according to VDay Negros Oriental Chair Michelle Joan Valbuena. “Let us all rise, release, and dance against all forms of injustices for women and men in the planet,” she said.
The One Billion Rising activities are organized by Glynda T. Descuatan, Atty. Myrish Antonio, Atty. Dinah Chu, Valbuena, J Marie Maxino, Lea Janice Sicat, and Michelle Goldstein. (PR)