ALAB NG PUSO: Stand Up for Human Rights! Day of Art and Action for Human Rights

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In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, the Commission on Human Rights, iDEFEND, Bantayog ng mga Bayani, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and DAKILA shall hold a human rights festival and concert tomorrow, December 10, 1pm-12mn at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds, Quezon Avenue corner Edsa, Quezon City.

The activity aims to celebrate human rights for all and inspire the promotion and protection of human rights at a time when it is most challenged. Alab ng Puso calls on the Filipino public to defend human rights everywhere and at all times.

Following the rallies of various groups in the morning, the program shall start at 1pm with an exhibit to promote human rights and a collaborative mural painting. Historian Xiao Chua shall talk about history, heroism and human rights from 1pm -3pm. The concert shall start at 4pm and will end at 12mn.

Targeted towards millennials, the event features prominent names in the music industry – Bayang Barrios, Lolita Carbon, Gary Granada, Noel Cabangon, Noli Aurillo, Kat Agarrado, Ebe Dancel; and some of the best acts in the mainstream and independent music scene today: BP Valenzuela, Reese Lansangan, Ang Bandang Shirley, Oh! Flamingo, Ourselves the Elves, We Are Imaginary, BLKD, Paranoid City, Dictalicense, Naked Lights, Tanya Markova, Long Time No See, Tubao, Musikang Bayan, Tubao, and La Loba Negra.

The event also features millennial youth leaders from various schools and organizations speaking about their human rights concerns and advocacies. Reacting from being dubbed as “temperamental brats”, Millennials shall show the public their concern for human rights is not a fad and that genuine social concern is expressed in many forms such as through memes, music and art.

The public is encouraged to wear black to express solidarity and support to the human rights cause. The concert is free and open for all.

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