March 2020

Due to the escalating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events of Gantala Press from March 13 to 31 are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Keep safe!

Gandang-ganda sa Sariling Gawa! 4

March 7, 2020, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, SAAC Building, UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

All-women small press expo: 9 AM to 6 PM

Forum, “Madre Tierra: Women & Climate Justice,” 2 to 5 PM with Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women in the Philippines, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas, Bai Indigenous Women’s Network, and Youth Advocates for Climate Action in the Philippines

“Justice for Peasant Women!” candlelighting: 6 PM, with Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women and Rural Women Advocates

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020, 8:30 AM, Peasant Women Protest w/ Amihan and KASAMA-TK, 8:30 AM, Department of National Defense, Quezon City

Women’s Global Strike, Mendiola, Manila

“How do feminists do media?”

March 13, 2020, 1 to 4 PM, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UP Diliman, Quezon City

The invited speakers are leaders or members of feminist groups/organizations who produce their own media content, do media campaigns, organize media workers, and/or engage mainstream media to further their feminist agenda. The forum will focus on two questions: first, “How do feminists use media to promote feminism?”; and second, “Is there a feminist way of doing media?” To answer the first question, the speakers will talk about their group, the issues they carry, their strategies that involved media production, organizing, and/or engagement. For the second, they will discuss reflections on the practice of doing feminist media and how it challenges mainstream media production processes. They will also be invited to share best practices and barriers encountered as well as their thoughts on the future of feminism and media.

Balita! Newspaper making with Bakwit School

March 13, 2020, 2 to 5 PM, Save Our Schools, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Organized with the Concerned Artists of the Philippines

Gandang-ganda sa Sariling Gawa! Iloilo

March 14, 2020, 10 AM to 6 PM, Book Latte Cafe, Library, & Art Space, Festivewalk Mall, Iloilo City

All-women art fair: 10 AM to 6 PM

Women’s Forum: 2 to 5 PM, with:

Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women, “Peasant Women Situationer”

Prof. Eliodora Dimzon, “The Woman as a Transfigured Babaylan in Selected Contemporary Hiligaynon Short Stories”

Prof. Rosa Zerrudo, “The Inday Dolls Project with Iloilo Women Inmates”

Ms. Cristina Estorque, “Wealth Equality for Women”

Poetika poetry reading night: 7 PM

LINANG: art for peasant women

March 18 to 31, 2020. A mini-exhibition of art for peasant women by women, St Scholastica’s College Archives, Manila

March 18, 2020, 2 PM: Opening Program

Gantala Bookshop Launch and BLOOM Exhibit Opening

March 21, 2020, 6 PM, Stall 09, Cubao Expo, Quezon City