Here’s the line-up of Time’s Up Ateneo’s activities for 2022! All events will be held online using Philippine time. Joining instructions will sent to registered participants a few days before the activities.
Note: Check this page for updates on our events
Download this calendar: https://tinyurl.com/2022TUACalendar
SEAFAM PH Origin Stories (for SEAFAM PH members only)
The SEAFAM PH Origin Stories is a consolidation activity organized by Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) for the Southeast Asia Feminist Action Movement (SEAFAM) Philippines, which TUA is part of. On Sunday, February 27 from 3pm to 5pm, there will be a collective storytelling activity. It will be an informal writing + music trip + optional sharing session on SEAFAM PH members’ feminist activism origin stories. We will be using storytelling prompts, Padlet, and a collaborative playlist.
Cross Out the Patriarchy (Social Media Event, Open to the Public, including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo will join the Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center, Inc.’ (CWEARC, Inc.) and partner organizations in celebrating the One Billion Rising (OBR) Global Campaign and the International Working Women’s Month this coming March 2022.
TUA’s proposal for the collaboration is Cross Out the Patriachy, a social media campaign which involves the release of crossword puzzles with the following themes: queer women, ending violence against women (One Billion Rising theme), dress codes and gender expression, and breaking the bias (International Women’s Month theme).
Each crossword will be composed of words that reflect the theme, and a short caption of each theme will be published simultaneously. Check our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TimesUpAteneo or Twitter https://twitter.com/TimesUpAteneo for updates.
The public is encouraged to submit their answers because at the end of March, TUA will gift to one lucky solver. Only one submission per crossword will be counted.
Partner organizations for the CWEARC event include Innabuyog Alliance of Women’s Organizations in the Cordillera, Women Working for Justice and Peace Network in the Cordillera, Dap-ayan ti Kultura ti Kordilyera, Polytechnic University of the Philippines–College of Communication Student Council, Anakbayan–UP Baguio, Trancoville Women’s Organization, South Central Aurora Hill Women’s Association, UP Institute of Human Rights, Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, Katribu Youth, Bahaghari UP Baguio, Innabuyog UP Baguio, Ateneo Human Rights Center, University Student Council UP Baguio, Kalipi Cabinet Hill Barangay, and more.
Identifying and Taking Action on Sexual Harassment (Online Event, Philippine Time, Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo’s Luther Aquino has been invited to speak at a panel in ACOMM’s ComYouthnicate! webinar entitled Identifying and Taking Action on Sexual Harassment. ACOMM is an Ateneo de Manila organization for students who want to be media practitioners. On March 5, 2022 from 3pm to 5:20pm Philippine time, the panel will discuss the following: what is sexual harassment and how to identify it, the role of gender violence in sexual harassment, steps to take after identifying sexual harassment, how to address sexual harassment in our immediate vicinities, and identifying and combatting victim-blaming and enabling. Register https://bit.ly/ACOMM19ComYouthnicate
Pumapag-ibig in a Feminist Way: A Feminist Spoken Word Workshop (Online Event, Philippine Time, Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo is one of the partners of Pumapag-ibig in a Feminist Way: A Feminist Spoken Word Workshop by Time’s Up Ateneo’s Jasmine Cruz.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), and the Feminist Media Lab (FEMMELAB), in partnership with Bayi, Inc., Time’s Up Ateneo, the Candon Youth for Empowerment Movement, Inc., UP Lipad, Lunas Collective, the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), the Young Feminists Collective, Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE), Oxfam, and Global Affairs Canada, continue with the discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with Jasmine Cruz. The 10th session of the series, Pumapag-ibig in a Feminist Way: A Feminist Spoken Word Workshop, will be held on 12 March 2022 (Saturday), 2:00-4:30 PM via Zoom. The workshop will tackle sexual and reproductive health and rights by exploring the intersections between the craft of spoken word and bell hook’s feminist reconceptualization of love where she defines love as a “combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” Through spoken word poetry, participants will learn how to reclaim romantic love from the clutches of patriarchy, celebrate friendship, and exult our bonds with our community.
Everyone is welcome to this workshop but we especially encourage young women to attend. Register at https://bit.ly/CTAFemPoem.
CTA is an initiative by artists, advocacy builders, social workers, and those in the helping professions to collectively promote arts for social change. Envisioned as a series wherein various creative modalities are highlighted in each session, the invited resource speakers will be individuals from different parts of the world who are making contributions to the establishment of the expressive arts practice or use specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.
Jasmine Cruz is a feminist spoken word poet who teaches feminist creative writing. She has performed at Break the Silence: Rise Against All Forms of Violence Against Women and Children! By Gabriela Women’s Party, Gantala Press’ Lumilikha! Lumalaban! (an online cultural program to end violence against women and children), Ampalaya Monologues at Commune Café, Ang Sabi Nila at Commune Café and Fully Booked High Street, CT/FX Creatives at Commune Café, Hugot Café in Fairview, and Sev’s Café. She is also a sexual justice advocate and an improv theater performer who teaches political improv comedy.
Weaving TUA’s Collective Stories #2 (Internal Event)
On March 12, 2022, members of the collective will have a storytelling session to share and weave together TUA’s collective and personal stories. Participants will have the freedom to use writing, visual art, and other creative techniques to tell their stories. Prior to the event, participants will also be asked to contribute to a collaborative playlist.
Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Interactive Improv Games (Online Event, Philippine Time, Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
On Friday, March 25, from 8pm to 10pm (Philippine time), Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) will hold its online event Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Interactive Improv Games. Participants will explore the problematic nature of gender stereotypes and their pervasiveness in creative practices and in everyday life. Through a set of interactive improv games which involve talking and thinking prompts and reflective discussions about the ideas that come out in the games, participants will be encouraged to question these stereotypes by creatively expanding them, deconstructing them, destroying them, and reinventing them. This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in challenging gender stereotypes. No prior experience in improv games is required.
This is a fundraiser event with all proceeds going to TUA’s community fund for survivors and advocates. TUA believes that survivors and advocates deserve a community that supports them and their push for change. However, many survivors and advocates who are part of or who reach out to TUA struggle to pursue justice through legal, administrative, and community-based means, and to defend themselves from retaliatory actions. TUA believes that we as a community should recognize and help provide the resources that survivors and advocates need, including psychosocial support, legal counsel, and capacity building.
A minimum donation of P200 is suggested. Kindly send your donations by March 24, 2022 via Dasha Uy’s Gcash 09175290502 or Paypal at https://paypal.me/TimesUpAteneo. Kindly write “For TUA Improv” in the message part of your donation. Register for this event and submit your proof of donation here: https://tinyurl.com/TUAimprov
For other means of donating, or if you would like to specify how your donation is to be used, kindly get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Twitter at https://twitter.com/TimesUpAteneo
Weaving TUA’s Collective Stories #3 (Internal Event)
On April 22, 2022, members of the collective will have a storytelling session to share and weave together TUA’s collective and personal stories. Participants will have the freedom to use writing, visual art, and other creative techniques to tell their stories. Prior to the event, participants will also be asked to contribute to a collaborative playlist.
that the gift-givers will be guided accordingly.
Let’s Talk About “Saving” Sex Workers (Online Discussion, Philippine Time, Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo invites everyone to Let’s Talk About “Saving” Sex Workers, an online discussion about Sharmila Parmanand’s research entitled Saving our Sisters: Critical inquiry into sex trafficking discourses and interventions in the Philippines. Be there on Aug. 5, 2022 from 8pm to 9:30pm (Manila Time)/ 1pm to 2:30pm (London Time). Register via https://tinyurl.com/TalkTUA
Saving our Sisters is Sharmila’s doctoral thesis from the University of Cambridge. You can access it here: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316132
During the event, participants will share their thoughts on the research. After the participants’ discussion, Sharmila will join our online room to answer the questions from the participants.
You can also read articles in relation to Sharmila’s research via the press release: https://timesupateneo.org/2022/07/01/lets-talk-about-saving-sex-workers-online-discussion/
Weaving TUA’s Collective Stories: Anniversary Session (Internal Event)
As part of Time’s Up Ateneo’s anniversary celebration in October, members of the collective will have a storytelling session to share and weave together TUA’s collective and personal stories. Participants will have the freedom to use writing, visual art, and other creative techniques to tell their stories. Prior to the event, participants will also be asked to contribute to a collaborative playlist.
Conspiring Against the Patriarchy (Online Event, Philippine Time, Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
In October, Time’s Up Ateneo will celebrate their anniversary with another Conspiring Against the Patriarchy (CAP) event. CAP is a series of fun events filled with music, poetry, games, and kapihan sessions. This began as an internal event for Time’s Up Ateneo Collective, and for 2021, TUA launched this as a public event. Watch the video of the performances at the first public Conspiring Against the Patriarchy here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4276063455838922
Call for Stories (Open to the Public, including Non-Ateneans, Open to Both Survivors and Advocates)
In October, Time’s Up Ateneo will release a call for stories where we will ask survivors and advocates to respond to a question or an issue in relation to the movement. You may submit essays, stories, videos, poetry, visual art, recorded performances, or use any other art forms for this campaign. Submissions may be published under the author/artist’s name or pseudonym, or anonymously. Kindly email your questions and submissions to email@example.com Accepted entries will be published on the Time’s Up Ateneo website. When you submit, kindly let us know if you are comfortable with your work being shared on our social media (Facebook and Twitter). Please let us know too if you would like your work to be considered for a book that we are aiming to publish with support from the Southeast Asia Feminist Action Movement. We are happy to receive submissions from everyone, both from within and beyond the Ateneo community. Previously published stories can be read here https://timesupateneo.org/stories
Nakaka-TUA na Christmas Party (Internal Event)
Members of the collective will have an end of the year gathering. We will hang out and chill, but we will still inevitably conspire against the patriarchy.
Other recurring events
Support Calls (Private, by appointment, Requests are Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo does support calls for survivors and advocates. The topics discussed are personal issues, family issues, issues with the school, and more. Contact TUA via email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a support call.
Read and Work (Internal Events)
The collective regularly gathers for Read and Work sessions. We hang out, work, read, or just do whatever. Members can also opt to join the check in and check out session where we ask people to answer a question from Check-ins for Connection & Care bit.ly/checkins-connection-care. Time’s Up Ateneo uses different online tools for these sessions.
Educational Trainings (Internal Events)
Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) invites experts to train the members of the collective and the collective also has access to training events offered by our organizational partners and the networks that TUA is part of. Past trainings that TUA organized for the collective are: self care for advocates, legal empowerment workshop, understanding trauma and psychological first aid, and advocacy training by National Program Officer for Gender and Gender-Based Violence Unit of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Aimee Santos-Lyons (read about it here: https://timesupateneo.org/2021/05/14/times-up-ateneos-advocacy-training).
Support Circles (Some Internal Events, Some Public Events which will be held online on Philippine Time and Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Support Circles is a peer support space for survivors and advocates. It will be launched internally and then later offered as a public event.
Trainings and Events by Haliya Network (Some events for the network, some public events which will be online events on Philippine Time and Open to the Public including Non-Ateneans)
Time’s Up Ateneo’s Haliya Network is a network of school-based anti-sexual violence organizations. The Haliya Network project was awarded a P35,000 grant by the Project Urduja: Empowering Emerging Filipina Leaders. Haliya will be developing trainings and events, some will be open to the members of the network and some will be public events.
Caring for Carers Training (Internal Event)
The members of the collective can experience retraumatization, vicarious trauma, or secondary traumatic stress when we do the work that is entailed when advocating against sexual violence. This training will equip members of the collective with psychological tools to practice self-care and to build systems for community care.
Online Gift Giving Event (Internal Event)
Members of the collective will give online gifts to the person assigned to them. The online gifts can be written stories, drawings, interactive games, collection of recipes, and more. The only rule is no one is allowed to spend money. Members will also fill out a gift wish list so
that the gift-givers will be guided accordingly.
Regularly check TUA’s 2022 online calendar for updates: https://tinyurl.com/2022TUAOnlineCalendar
Ways to get involved in Time’s Up Ateneo’s cause https://timesupateneo.org/get-involved
Sign up for TUA’s mailing list for public events at: https://tinyurl.com/MailinglistTUA
Donate to Time’s Up Ateneo
Survivors and advocates deserve a community that supports them and their push for change. However, many survivors and advocates who are part of or who reach out to Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) struggle to pursue justice through legal, administrative, and community-based means, and to defend themselves from retaliatory actions. TUA believes that we as a community should recognize and help provide the resources that survivors and advocates need, including psychosocial support, legal counsel, and capacity building.
Donations of any amount can be sent to Dasha Uy’s Gcash 09175290502. Kindly write “For Time’s Up Ateneo” in the message part of your donation. You can also donate via Paypal at https://paypal.me/TimesUpAteneo. For other means of donating, or if you would like to specify how your donation is to be used, kindly inquire via email at email@example.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimesUpAteneo, or Twitter at https://twitter.com/TimesUpAteneo
About Time’s Up Ateneo
Time’s Up Ateneo (TUA) is a community of survivors and advocates fighting against sexual violence and impunity in Ateneo de Manila and beyond. TUA envisions itself as both a psychosocial support system and an advocacy group. As a community, TUA has support groups for survivors and advocates, conducts community care activities, as well as may provide referrals for further psychosocial and legal support.
TUA was founded on Oct. 17, 2019, which was right after the Oct. 15, 2019 rally in Ateneo de Manila where around 200 students, alumni, teachers, and parents gathered in the campus to protest against sexual violence and impunity in the university. TUA continued to stage several protests after that. The collective then developed a trauma-informed and survivor-centered advocacy work, and TUA’s efforts include pushing for institutional reforms, supporting survivors and advocates, and calling for a community approach to addressing sexual violence.
Time’s Up Ateneo is independent from Ateneo de Manila. TUA created the organization in response to Ateneo de Manila’s failures in addressing the issue of sexual violence in its campus. Please do not credit TUA’s work to Ateneo de Manila.
Time’s Up Ateneo is working on a community project called the Haliya Network, a network of school-based anti-sexual violence organizations. TUA’s Haliya Network project was awarded a P35,000 grant by the Project Urduja: Empowering Emerging Filipina Leaders. TUA’s 2021 demands to Ateneo are to rectify and apologize for the 23 October 2019 memorandum from the Office of the President of Ateneo, to formally release past survivors from non-disclosure agreements signed with the university, to commit not to weaponize the Data Privacy Act, and to investigate adverse actions against survivors and advocates as retaliation. These demands were released as part of a joint statement (https://tinyurl.com/TUA2021Statement) with the Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence.
Check out TUA’s podcast episodes with Chikang Bayi entitled “Dear Time’s Up Ateneo – Hoy Misogyny, Time’s Up!” (https://tinyurl.com/TUASpotify1) and “Dear Time’s Up Ateneo – No More Time for Enablers” (https://tinyurl.com/TUASpotify2). Read TUA’s Stories of Resistance, Stories of Hope: A Series of Online Testimonials about the October 15, 2019 Protest and the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Ateneo (https://timesupateneo.org/stories), where survivors and advocates expressed themselves through written pieces, videos, and art. TUA is working on their study “Silenced: Retaliation Against Sexual Violence Survivors and Advocates in Schools”, where TUA interviewed survivors and advocates from different schools about their experiences of retaliation after they disclosed, reported, or spoke up about sexual violence. The study was chosen to be presented at the 12th National Conference of the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines in 2021. TUA is currently working on writing the paper for the study with the aim of publishing in a journal.
For Inquiries and Updates
Time’s Up Ateneo also posts updates on their website at https://timesupateneo.org