Digital Action Campaign Narrative

YLLANG Montenegro
Posted May 1, 2017 from Philippines
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As an artist, women and children’s rights activist, I want to continue what I did in module 6 , “facilitating digital change making training with empowerment through Art workshop “ or E.T.A. on my digital action campaign, As I am working with returned migrant women and transnational children, I want to make a digital platform for an awareness and crowd sourcing campaign for my community.

Batis-AWARE (association of women in action for rights and empowerment) and Batis- YOGHI (youth organization that give hope and inspiration) are fruits of Batis Center for Women, an NGO that provides direct services to the returned migrant women and their children from all over the world, most of the clients are from Japan, that is why most of YOGHImembers are JFC or Japanese-Filipino Children.

These two organizations has so many issues, from political, educational, social and personal issues that needs to confront, needs help,one thing that I could help is to raise fund for Batis, to promote justice in every issues.

Personally, I use artto express my feelings, it’s a great way to overcome stress and personal difficulties, artis my meditation and relaxation. It makesme feel comfortable when I finish my artwork, every art piece is a success! Art is my main weapon in amplifying my voice and advocacy.

I amusingart in empowering my community, I will build a digitalgallery using social media platforms, like World pulse, facebook ,Twitter and Instagram using #etaor #empowermentthroughart #batis hastags, I will build a website for E.T.A. gallery, where I can upload all the paintings that will be donated by artists andartworks made by batis members, to raise fund for them and for operational activities in the organization.

My vision is building an ETA gallery, where people can share their dreams, passion and works, like artists can volunteer teach an art workshop in the gallery and sell it to raise fund to help women and children in their education, and in so on and forth.The main goal of ETA is to help ourselves, help others, and help the society like what Batis is doing, empowering people.

I believe that there is no ugly artwork, whether it’s a painting, writing, acting, speaking, cooking etc. I believe in the natural creativity of women, women are all born artist, born to be great in our own special ways- yllang.

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Adanna
May 01, 2017
May 01, 2017

Dear Cecille,

Well done! I really like what you are doing, using art to express your feelings and to empower your community!

Kudos.

Best,

Adanna

YLLANG Montenegro
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Adana,

Thank you so much, same as you as well, Thank you for helping people and mentoring women and girls in your community <3

love,

JulieG
May 01, 2017
May 01, 2017

Dear Cecille,

I really love your plan and can see how your encouragement to create art can really help empower the returning woman and children. I will be sure to follow your efforts and campaigns and share within my network.  My community here in Portland contains many Japanese Americans (there is a very well regarded Japanese immersion school here in Portland) and I really want to bring attention to your work and these issues to my community.  Congratulations on completing the ADC training!  I really can't wait to watch your work and campaign unfold.

YLLANG Montenegro
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Dear Julie,

Thank you, Im sorry that I replied so late, I was in the field for almost a week, and my internet at home was so low. 

I am happy to be back here and read all of these amazing messages, Thank you and hoping to come up with a great collaboration with your community in Portland. 

I really appreciate all the encouragements and everything about here in World pulse <3

love,

Julie Collura
May 01, 2017
May 01, 2017

Cecille,

I love reading your stories of empowerment through art. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Indeed, we are all creative and art is a powerful tool for change.

Julie

YLLANG Montenegro
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Dear jacollura,

Thank you so much, Yes, we are all artist in our own special ways <3 

Thank you for appreciating and for your word of encouragements .

love,

Tamarack Verrall
May 07, 2017
May 07, 2017

Dear Cecille,

You state it so well, "empowerment through art". You are causing transformation through offering art to your community. How special to use this medium to bring out the beauty in all who take part.

In sisterhood,

Tam

YLLANG Montenegro
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Dear Tam,

Oh, so glad you liked it <3 thank you for appreciating ETA and because its a small thing all I can do to help, and hoping to create a change in my community .

Thank you always <3

love,

Shirley Kimmayong
May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017

Looking forward for more ETA and hope we would work together someday. :) Kaya yan ganda!

YLLANG Montenegro
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Dear ate Lei Kimmayong,

yes, looking forward for our collaborations <3 

Thank you so much

love,

christelle
Jun 01, 2017
Jun 01, 2017

Bonjour, je voulé vous encouragé pour cette organisation que vous faite formé les femmes et les enfants

consernant l'art parceque de ma part j'aime avoir cette capacité là.Que Dieu vous donne la force ainsi que la l'intelligence

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