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UP Fair 2024 rallies for change with music and activism

up fair 2024 rallies for change with music and activism

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The renowned University of the Philippines Fair (UP Fair) is back for its 2024 edition, igniting the Sunken Garden from February 12th to 17th. This year’s theme, “Paalabin ang Tinig” (Amplify the Voice), calls upon Filipino artists to unite their creative fire with the struggle for social justice.

More than just a celebration, UP Fair 2024 serves as a platform for amplifying the voices of the marginalized and advocating for a more just and equitable society. The six-day event features a curated program of activities and guest artists, each day focusing on a specific social issue:

  • Monday, February 12th: “Hiwaga: Human Rights and Sovereignty” kicks off the fair with a focus on upholding human rights and national sovereignty.
  • Tuesday, February 13th: “Pop Rising: Education” highlights the importance of accessible and quality education for all.
  • Wednesday, February 14th: “Kalye Tunes: Urban Poor” brings attention to the struggles and aspirations of the urban poor communities.
  • Thursday, February 15th: “Quests: Women and Gender” emphasizes the fight for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Friday, February 16th: “Elements: Pleasants” explores the import-dependent and export-oriented policies of the government.
  • Saturday, February 17th: “Rev: National Minorities” celebrates the diverse cultures and voices of indigenous communities.

Through music, performances, and community engagement, “Paalabin ang Tinig” amplifies the voices of the marginalized, aiming to spark dialogue and action for positive change.  The lineup boasts established names like Adie, The Juans, Janine Berdin, BINI, and Lola Amour, and rising stars will grace the stage, lending their creative power to the fair’s message.

Beyond entertainment, UP Fair 2024 encourages active participation and critical thinking. Attendees can engage in workshops, dialogues, and art installations that delve deeper into the chosen themes. Whether it’s learning about human rights advocacy, advocating for educational reforms, or raising awareness about environmental issues, the fair provides a platform for individuals to connect, learn, and take action.

The UP Fair has long served as a platform for social activism and artistic expression. This year’s edition promises a potent blend of both, making it a must-attend event for anyone seeking inspiration, community, and a call to action.

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