WE TOOK A STAND ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
In Celebration of the 3RD INTERNATIONAL WHITE BAND DAY
Rock Ed Philippines staged a different kind of Human Rights Day rally. We orchestrated the first ever ROCK THE RILES 2005! A Celebration of Human Rights.
We took a stand on human rights by holding eight (8) varied yet simultaneous art performances in eight (8) Metro Rail Transit Stations.
Eight (8) MRT train station platforms transformed into performance spaces from 4-6pm on December 10 2005. Each station taking on the theme of one UN MDG.
The push for a more MDG-aware young collective is one of the main goals of Rock Ed Philippines. This way, it gives the youth-groups a framework to base their projects on.
What sets us apart is that each project we undertake is almost always heralded or wrapped in art, verse, music or dance. We strive to make socio-civic issues more interesting. This is just one version of our alternative education thrust.
Rocking while educating and educating while rocking.
The day ended with a full-blown outdoor concert at The Podium driveway, a major mall in the Central Ortigas Business District, Pasig. The concert featured Noel Cabangon, Juan Pablo Dream, UpDharmaDown, Drip, Kala, SpongeCola and many other fine local bands.
This shindig called “HUMAN RIGHTS NOW! A Rock Ed Philippines Gathering” gathered voices together crying out for more Human Rights advocates to break their silence and be more involved.
It was a different kind of party, designed to rock the city to a more meaningful tune and re-wire the young to take on a different rhythm on civic-mindedness and volunteerism
It is great to say that today, Rock Ed literally rocked.
Generally, we hate to say this but really-- you should’ve been there.
Photo credit: Jake Verzosa copyright 2005
*”It did happen!”
Note: Also, check out millenniumcampaign.org. “ Rock the Riles 2005!” is featured in this UN site.