Come to the Filipinas Heritage Library (along Makati Avenue, across The Manila Peninsula) on March 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm to celebrate Women’s Month the Astigirl way.
- Launch of “Baht, Boots and Gandhi”, a book of travel narratives by my astig writer friends Gayle Certeza, Gina Verdolaga and Mo Francisco.
- Astigirl Talk: Six really awesome women share their hard-won wisdom and passionate advocacy:
This year’s Astigirl speakers are Charlene Tan, social entrepreneur and founder of organic community farming organization Good Food Community; Mabi David, poet, editor, and co-founder of poetry press High Chair; Dr. Chrystine Gonzalez, naturopathic doctor and founder of the Wellness Institute; Atty. Lelen Berberabe, CEO of Pag-IBIG Fund; Tippi Ocampo, fashion designer; and Joy Belmonte-Alimurung, Vice Mayor of Quezon City.
On March 9 and 10, we move to U-View at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street to watch astig films by female directors; films that, unfortunately for most Pinoys, have not and will not be screened in our local theatres. The films are “The Black Balloon” (Elissa Down), “Rain” (Christine Jeffs), “Elegy” (Isabel Coixet), “The Kids Are Alright” (Lisa Cholodenko), “First Love” (Claire Gorman). I urge you to see all five films. And if you Google them, you’ll see why they shouldn’t be missed.[?]