GROUNDED: A photo exhibit by the junior faculty of the UP-CMC. You're invited!

Young professors from the UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) will stage a photo exhibit entitled GROUNDED: Photographs on Theory, Advocacy and Practice in Communication and Media at the Plaridel Hall Annex building lobby. The exhibit will open on December 8, 2011 at 2:30pm.

Full-time instructors teaching at the UP CMC’s various departments—who are also actively involved in social justice movements, mainstream media practice, scholarship, and/or various artistic communities—will be presenting different photographs showcasing their various “groundings” as teachers, scholars and advocates.

As their artistic statement implies, they are “media educators, practitioners, communication scholars, and public intellectuals who avow that theory should push the boundaries of practice.” Thus, they share their knowledge, experience, and sense of advocacy with their students who they envision to be the new breed of excellent, empowered, and socially responsible media-makers. Being "grounded" extends to the work they do, the issues they write about, and the examples they set. In their own words, they conclude that “We are grounded because our social practice is one with the Filipino struggle, never compromising, always for the truth.”

Participating in this photo exhibit are: Broadcast Communication professors Data Tolentino-Canlas and Eli Guieb III; Communication Research professors Randy Jay Solis, Juno Parungao, Roxanne Girlie Cipriano and Aleth Gayosa (who also serves as the exhibit curator); Film Insitute professors Avie Felix, Cenon Palomares, Joni Gutierrez and Libay Linsangan Cantor.

The opening will take place at the UP CMC Auditorium and the exhibit will be displayed at the CMC Annex building lobby until December 16. This is inside UP Diliman campus in Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public.

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Aleth Gayosa  Avie Felix