The University of the Philippines is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. One of the major activities is the Centennial Lecture Series on various issues confronting the University and the country.
The next UP Centennial Lecture titled, "Women Contesting Fundamentalisms and Various Forms of Intolerance", will be held on March 11, 2008, 2-4PM at the National Institute for Science and Math Education Department (NISMED), UP Diliman, Quezon City. This Lecture hopes to attract the UP community, policy implementers, legislators and the civil society.
The lecturers are Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio and Reihana Mohideen. These feminists activists have long been part of the women's movement and have played significant roles in the advancement of women's status in the country. They will examine the intersections of women's bodies, human rights and fundamentalisms and critically scrutinize the nuances and interrelationships of the rise of new forms of conservatism in the Philippines and how these influence public policies that restrict women's access to information and services.
Part of the Lecture is an exhibit to be set up at the entrance/lobby that will feature the initiatives, struggles and gains of the women's movement in challenging these various forms of intolerance and conservatism, particularly in the issue of reproductive health and population development.
In this light, we would like to invite Reproductive Health Advocacy Network to take part in the said exhibit. It will be a good opportunity for us to highlight the current challenges we face and how these forms of fundamentalism violate women's human rights.
Maya Tamayo will communicate with you to confirm your participation and discuss the activity in detail. Meanwhile if you have any queries on the said activity, kindly contact her at the following numbers: 920-6880 or 920-6950.
Thank you so much and we hope you can join us on the 11th of March.
DR. CAROLYN I. SOBRITCHEA
Conevenor, UP Centennial Lecture Series