Two UPLB humanities professors will be donating all the sales of their poetry exhibit to the Given Grace Academic Excellence Foundation, a scholarship set up by the parents of murdered UPLB student Given Grace Cebanico.
Professors Eman Dumlao and Dennis Aguinaldo have been staunch critics of all forms of injustice in and out of the academe. Literature is their site of rebellion.
Waylaying Innocence, their collaboration of 40 poems in English and Filipino, was launched in 2013; all 500 copies of the first printing were sold out. Dennis and Eman recognize the Foundation’s aim to help finance the education of deserving students.
The exhibit will run from Feb 18-28 at the Sining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Auditorium, UPLB and 100% of sales from frames and books will proceed to GGAEFI.
Given was murdered (evidence has shown she was also raped) in 2011 in Los Baños, Laguna when she was in her third year of studying Computer Science. While hoping that justice be given to their daughter in the still on-going trials, her parents did a kind act: making it their mission to
aid young people who are financially inadequate yet deserving to pursue their college education,
and make great impact in their lives, their families, the nation and the world at large.
Information on how to donate to the SEC-registered Foundation is found in givengracefoundation.wix.com