– ICPC Overview

July 4-6, 2011
Media Center, College of Mass Communications, UP Diliman

A three-day conference convening 100 progressive artists all over the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas and Europe representing a wide range of disciplines: visual arts, music, literature, dance and film.

This breakthrough event gathers a mix of young and veteran progressive cultural workers, including Philippine National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, award-winning filmmaker Malcolm Guy, Mexican singer-composer Rosa Martha, California-based heavy metal band Flattbush, the indigenous women’s drumming group Odaya from Canada and Filipino-American musician and Mandayan tribe advocate Taospuso.

July 4, 7:00 pm – Kafe Kultura: Jamming Session of Participants at the Patio of the University Hotel

July 5, 1:00-2:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speeches

A performance art and dance depicting the struggle of the people against US hegemony in culture will open the Conference festivities.

July 6, 3:30 pm – Closing Ceremonies: Symbolic March & Declaration of Unity

Participants of the ICPC with their pens, paint brushes, guitars and other art instruments will march from the Media Center to Vargas Museum. At the end of the march, the participants will read the Conference Declaration of Unity while they raise their instruments as a sign of their pledge to the cause of the oppressed peoples all over the world.

References: Malcolm Guy, International Organizing Committee
Kate Yamson, Public Information Officer (#09177574304)

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