FLOURISHING LIFE THROUGH CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS

Cluster 2

Facilitated by: College of Social Work and Community Development, College of Human Kinetics, College of Arts and Letters, and UP Cebu

SPEAKERS

DR. PATRICK ALCEDO
Chairman

PROF. MARY LOU ALCID
Professor (Retired)

As of 2019, there are an estimated 2.2 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), 56% of whom are women. Filipinos choose to work overseas due to the high unemployment in the country, higher salary and income, pressure of familial responsibilities, among other reasons.

The session will give an overview on the structural basis of poverty in the Philippines and its socio-economic consequences and how women migrant workers continue to fight for their rights and entitlements.

The session will also feature narratives of the youth and how they pursue their dreams with dignity and confidence. Through creativity and the arts, the life of the youth flourishes as they persevere to reach their full potential.

Participants will engage in an interactive discussion with the speakers and will also have the opportunity to interact with fellow participants and reflect on the issues discussed through movement exploration.