UPLB events, initiatives to look forward to this week

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community.

Celebrate Peasants and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Month by attending these online educational discussions; join a mental health webinar; and check out a comic series about the experiences of some Elbi students pre-lockdown.

PAMANA: Paaralang Makabayan ng NNARA

Publication material from NNARA-Youth UPLB/Facebook

Be one with the current struggles of the fisherfolks amidst the West Philippine Sea dispute through an online educational discussion held by National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates – Youth (NNARA-Youth) UPLB, and student councils from College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS), and College of Human Ecology (CHE).

Following a situationer on farmers held last week, “PAMANA: Paarang Makabayan ng NNARA” returns with its next topic discussing the reality faced by fisherfolks on October 24 at 3 PM via Zoom. 

Register through this link:

KANGIL: Taking Back the Narratives of the National Minorities

Publication material from UPLB College of Human Ecology Student Council/Facebook

Know the narratives of the national minorities through a month-long series of events that aim to raise awareness on the current state of the Philippine Indigenous people and communities. In celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month, join the educational discussions and activities held by NNARA-Youth and student councils from CFNR, College of Economics and Management (CEM), and CHE, and help our Indigenous People (IP) take back their own narrative against tyrannical forces. 

Following their first activity titled, “CAR-Cordillera At Risk,” which discussed the dangers of Rapid Gentrification of the Cordillera Administrative Region, an online protest will take place on October 20, while three educational discussions will be held next from October 20 to 31. 

Confirm your attendance through this link:

Paaralang Emilio Jacinto, a series of educational discussions for Peasant Month

Publication material from LFS UPLB/Facebook

This Peasant Month, be aware of the struggles faced by farmers through joining the online educational series, “Paaralang Emilio Jacinto,” held by League of Filipino Students (LFS) UPLB that will happen from October 24-26. 

The series will include topics with witty titles such as “W.A.P.: Wakasan ang Pyudalismo,” “Aking Cynthia, Gawin Mong Tahanan and Mundo,” and “Whenever I See Farmers Planting Sugar in the Fields.”

Register through this link to join:

Mental Struggle is Real, a webinar on mental health 

Publication material from Graphic Literature Guild

The CEM student council will hold a webinar on mental health entitled, “Mental Struggle is Real,” featuring mental health professionals Lyqa Maravilla, Analyn Rapas, and Dr. Reginald Pamugas. Individuals struggling with emotions can seek advice from these experts as they discuss how to take care of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Save the date and join their webinar on October 24 at 1-4pm via Zoom. 

Register through this link:

Just Elbi Things, a comic series telling the experiences of some UPLB students pre-lockdown

Publication material from Graphic Literature Guild
One of the comics in the series described one of the students’ common and funny experiences when riding jeepneys to go to their classes on the campus. 

If you enjoy reading comics, check out the comic series by The Graphic Literature Guild (GLG) entitled “Just Elbi Things,” which details the experiences of their members in Elbi pre-lockdown. GLG is a student organization for artists, writers, and comic enthusiasts with an ongoing initiative to actively advocate the appreciation and use of graphic literature. 

Check the rest of the comics on their Facebook page! 

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community. Each week we curate a list of events, webinars, activities, donation drives, and campaigns led by student organizations that we think you need to know. 

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