Barbie Almalbis, Rocksteddy Headline Free Concert to Celebrate Child Rights
What: I LIKE UN CRC: A Global Child Rights Day Celebration
Where: UP Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
When: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Concert registration starts at 5:00 PM. Admission is free!
Barbie Almalbis and Rocksteddy, together with music ensemble Kontra-GaPi and up-and-coming artists Absolute Play and Slow Sink, are set to perform at the I LIKE UN CRC: A Global Child Rights Day Celebration, a free concert to celebrate the 25th year of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC).
The celebration will take place Friday night (6-9 p.m.) on November 21, at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. Good Neighbors International Philippines and UP Euro-Filipino Understanding and Relations Organization (UP EURO) organized the event to raise awareness on child rights issues and to call on the youth sector to advocate for the future of the children.
The UN CRC, dubbed as the most ratified human rights treaty that has changed the way we view children forever, will be at the center of the event. Aside from the musical performances of guest artists, the concert will showcase several shorts promoting children’s rights. The videos are from a contest opened by Good Neighbors to high-school students of remote communities in Rizal, Batangas, Bulacan, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Eastern Samar, and Compostela Valley.
There will also be a photo booth in support of the Get Every Pinoy in the Picture campaign, adopted from the UN’s Get Everyone in the Picture. As a child-focused humanitarian and development organization, Good Neighbors has joined the call for a better civil registration and vital statistics system, amid the lack of reliable data needed to widen the access of social services to the Filipino people.
Pre-concert activities will also take place. A forum that focuses on the minimum age of criminal responsibility (Guest speaker: Atty. Tricia Clare Oco of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council Secretariat) will start at 2 PM at the Aldaba Recital Hall (at the back of the University Theater), followed by a Walk for Child Rights around the UP Academic Oval (assembly in front of the University Theater) at 4:30 PM.
For more info, contact Ms. Lalaine Alfaro (email@example.com) or Mr. Richard Dy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or call Good Neighbors International Philippines: 951 39 63.