To commemorate the Global Day of Action on Military Spending in the Philippines, the Stop the War Coalition-Philippines (STWC), Peace Women Partners (PWP), and Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo Inc (SM-ZOTO Inc) brought together children, young people and women who conducted simultaneous workshops on art, music and theater to interpret what GDAMS means to them last April 13.
Ten children and young people designed posters on the theme: Pagkain, Trabaho at Edukasyon, Hindi Bala,Hindi Kanyon, (Food, Jobs and Education, Not Bullets, Not Cannons) which has been selected as the Philippine Call for the GDAMS campaign. The winning poster was created by Mary Joy Suarez, an SM-ZOTO volunteer who had to drop out of college. The group also made a streamer with the GDAMS slogan, which they paraded in the streets of Dagatdagatan before it was set up in the GDAMS forum held at an evacuation center in Pescadores, Navotas, Philippines. Here is the news article for the events co-organised by Stop the War Coalition Philippines and the Peace Women Partners.
Watch the video Food, Jobs, Education. Not bullets, arms and cannons.
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