One month of community-event in commemoration to Dyams and Pong
To remember our two comrades who passed away in these pandemic times, we plan to organize something from February 5 till March 5, 2022 with different set of activities every weekends hosted by Etniko Bandido Infoshop. This is also our first attempt in a community-event to ask donation and make a fundraising for the families of Dyams and Pong.
February 5-6, 2022
We had an art exhibition in the streets of Buting, Pasig and all the artworks are made by Dyams and Pong. A zine exhibition of ArtWritist zine made by Pong also hang upstairs. We also invited craftsman and coffeemaker to have a merchandize tabling (latagan) infront of the infoshop to openly sell their product. Food Not Bombs also share free meal to our neighborhood. We had two different workshops on this day, one is a poetry/spoken word workshop by Steve Manzano and film-making workshop by Arvin “Kadiboy” Belarmino. All this workshop is very helpful to the participants and give them a chance to learn more. While there is a workshop going on, there is also a tattoo session and all the tattoo design that you may choose is a drawing made by our artist friend who passed-away., Then in late afternoon, we proceed to have a concert and performance in the veranda of the Infoshop so the neighborhoods can watch it freely. We invited folk artist, rapper, and poets to show their talent in public.
Check this video documentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNYzrQG3oeI
All of this happened because of mutual-cooperation and in a horizontally- manner of organizing. We are thankful to all the people who participate, help, support and join our cause.