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CIVATAS for, with, and by the Community

| May 27, 2021

CIVITAS is a student advocacy summit by Batch 2024 that features community-level initiatives, which tackle issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a discussion on misidentification experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

Meet your advocacy speakers:

Bagong Gawi Para sa Bagong Normal disseminates relevant information through social media infographics. The discussion will be led by Isabella Gem S. Kaw and Katrina T. Feliciano, founder and co-founder, and publicity heads of the Bagong Gawi program.

Community Pantries: Animating equitability, bayanihan, and socialism, will be headed by Petreyna Grace P. Macute, organizer of the Dipolog Community Pantry.

Bahaghari, a discussion that aims to address the persistent misidentification experienced by the LGBTQIA+, will be led by Marc Daryl B. Yara, former photographer and videographer of UP Pride March and alumnus of the UP Broadcasters’ Guild; Clayvon J. Pascua, former head (2020-2021) and associate head (2019-2020) of SAGIP-Bayan Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights including HIV and AIDS (SCORA); and Paolo Victor G. Pangilinan, ambassador of Love Yourself, actor in ‘Gaya sa Pelikula’, member of AIESEC UPD, and Research Intern.

We are also honored to introduce our guest panelists:

Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi
President and CEO, Center for Growing and Giving Foundation Inc.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Advocate
Thought Leader
Executive Coach

Heidi L. Sampang-Abiad, MD
Philippine Program Country Manager, Remote Area Medical (RAM) Philippines
Managing Director, Philippine Flying Labs
Master of Science in Global Health

Athena Bernadette Y. Padua-Tan, MD, MPM-HSD
General Physician
Master in Public Management, Major in Health Systems and Development
Medical Education Unit Consultant, Faculty Coordinator, and Field Preceptor for Community Health Track (Service Learning Elective), St. Luke’s College of Medicine

Engage in conversations about promoting positive social change! The event will be held on May 29, 2021 (Saturday), 2:00PM, via Zoom.

Registration is open until May 28, 2021 (Friday). All Lukans are encouraged to join! To sign up, please use your SLMCCM e-mail, and access the online form via the QR code provided or through this link:

For inquiries, you may contact Diana Caga at 09953790063.

This event is co-presented by:
Medical Ethics Department (St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – WHQM)

Special thanks to:
SLMCCM Chorale
SLCM Musicians’ Circle

We hope to see you there!


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