"To raise the level of discussion on the issue of climate change in the Philippines in view of COP21, especially following the launch of the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change by French President Francois Hollande and President Benigno Aquino III, The Embassy of France to the Philippines will be organizing a Climate Week from October 5 to 11. This event will highlight the role of civil society in addressing climate change through a series of conferences, art exhbits and performances, as well as a symbolic bike ride to be attended by the diplomatic corps, government offcials and civil society representatives. " ~press release excerpt
It is truly a great privilege to be able to use one’s passion for the good of many. From a week long worth of activities by the French Embassy, my Asian Institute of Management-Managing the Arts (AIM-MAP) Batch 7 fellow alumni established #map4climate. And in our own little way, a handful of us volunteered our time, talents, effort and ideas to help organize a lot of artist contributors and create a special event come to life. On October 6 at the ARCHIVO 1984 gallery, the exhibit entitled BRINGING THE CLIMATE ISSUE TO THE PEOPLE THROUGH ART will hold an Artist Reception starting 6pm.
Led by our classmates Martin Macalintal and Toots Magsino, I was able to submit my own art work contributions and even help design the layout and incorporate all major art works at the gallery in Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. The creative vibe was so strong during the set up, I got so excited to see works by popular creatives like Jim Paredes, Romeo Lee, Toots Magsino and a whole lot more! I felt proud knowing that a lot more people know the meaning of and are concerned about how to address CLIMATE CHANGE. I was even able to discuss with my classmates why it happens and how a simple artist like me can contribute to healing our planet.
Now, I'm finally home recollecting all the hard work done today with my MAP7 classmates, I invite you all to check out our event.
BRINGING THE CLIMATE ISSUE
I AM TEACHER NANAY DINDI :)
To be honest with you, I'm more of a visual artist rather than a writer/blogger. So "author" to me seemed kinda scary and I couldn't think of any other "tag" to write in this portion than NANAY (mother in Filipino language). Because that's who I really am, a Filipino mother first and an artist-teacher second.