KUR-ITAN KONTRA ITI KINARANGGAS TI TAENG/
WRITING UP TO WRITE OFF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A 6-Series Creative Writing Workshop in Ilokano
An Initiative of the
Ilokano & Philippine Drama & Film Program
IPLL Dept., University of Hawai`i-Manoa
Pilipina Rural Project
Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline
In partnership with
• Nakem Conferences
• International Academy for Ilokano and Amianan Studies
• GUMIL Hawai`i
• Annak ti Kailokuan ti Amerika
• Timpuyog Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano-Amerika & Global
• Philippine Consulate General-Honolulu
Aurelio S. Agcaoili, Ph.D.
Ilokano & Philippine Drama & Film Program, UH Manoa
Cristina Arias, Shari Dela Cuadra, Helena Manzano
Pilipina Rural Project
Partial funding for the
KKK Initiative is provided by
Rural Grant No. 2004-WR-AX-0044
Office on Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
On the KKK Initiative
The Kur-itan Kontra iti Kinaranggas iti Taeng—or KKK Initiative—is a joint undertaking of the Ilokano and Philippine Drama and Film Program of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and the Pilipina Rural Project of the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline (DVCLH).
First pilot tested in February 2007 at the Fiesta Ilokana ken Amianan held at the Philippine Consulate, the initiative take at its cue from the need to name and language the difficult and trying condition affecting many Filipino families—the condition in which domestic violence is a crucial family, community, and human rights issue.
One of the key obstacles for the continuing occurrence of domestic violence can be rooted to the culture of silence between and among those involved in such a situation—with such a culture providing the mechanism for its remaining in secrecy and thus the difficulty of collectively addressing the issue.
There are a number of alternatives open to those who would like to cut the problem of domestic violence clean—and cut it cleanly—but we need to reach out to those who would like to take part in addressing this issue.
The difficulty of naming and ‘languaging’ domestic violence is a given.
The experience is one in which the one involved finds himself or herself in a set of circumstances that is trying and despairing—even to the point of losing one’s voice, speech, talk, word, language.
With the creative writing initiative, the skills to naming and ‘languaging’ this social malady are being taught, the naming and ‘languaging’ essentially using the tropes available for writers and for those who need understand the healing power of words, the therapeutic possibilities of the poetic, and the soothing power of language used in appropriate senses and situations.
The KKK Initiative Series
The creative writing series will be held on the following dates—all at the Philippines Consulate on Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI
• May 5, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
• August 11, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
• August 18, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
• August 25, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
• September 1, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
• September 8, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
A Certificate of Completion of the Course will be issued jointly by IPDFP and DVCLH on September 8, 2007 during the completion ceremonies.
A bilingual anthology, Wayawaya: Kur-itan Kontra iti Kinaranggas ti Taeng/Freedom: Writing Up to Write Off Domestic Violence—in Ilokano and in English—of the writings of those taking part in the series is being planned, subject to availability of funding resources, for launching in 2007.
May 5, 2007 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
PANANGAWAT KADAGITI PAKASEKNAN/
UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES IN DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AND IN CREATIVE WRITING
• Kinaranggas iti Taeng as Padas ti Tao/
Domestic Violence as Human Experience
• Panangisurat/Panangikipas iti Panagsagaba ken
Leddaang/Writing Up/Writing Off the Sufferings and Sorrows
• Dagiti Alagaden ti Nasamay a Panagsurat/Rules on Effective Writing
August 11, 2007 THE CRAFT OF CREATIVE WRITING:
‘WOR(L)DING’ THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE/
`LANGUAGING’ THE HUMAN STORY
IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
August 18, 2007 WRITING CREATIVELY:
THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STORIES WE KNOW
BUT REFUSE TO WRITE ABOUT
August 25, 2007 WRITING CREATIVELY:
THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STORIES WE DO NOT KNOW
BUT WANT TO KNOW AND WRITE ABOUT
September 1, 2007 WRITING UP/WRAPPING UP:
CREATIVE CONVERSATION & SYNTHESIS—
WRITING OFF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
September 8, 2007 PERFORMING OUR CRAFT/
CRAFTING OUR PERFORMANCE:
Fellows and Participants
of the KKK Initiative of the
Ilokano and Philippine Drama and Film Program-UH Manoa
and the Pilipina Rural Project-DVCLH
• Lydia Abajo/ Dolores Epan
• Jeffrey Acido/ Lina Esta
• Virgil Mayor Apostol Lucia Geronimo
• Epifanio Baclig/ Lina Jacobe
• Remy Baclig/ Letty Manuel
• Dolores Basconcillo/ Andrea Mendoza
• Naty Cacho/ Thelma Dulig Ortal
• Cleo Bala Casino/ Elma Agcanas Pacleb
• Frank Casino/ Eugenia Pascua
• Bernardo Collo/ Dolores Reyes
• Fely Cristobal/ Honesta Rhor
• Brigido Daproza/ Perlita Sadorra
• Rose Daproza/ Pacita Saludes
• Angelyn Duque/ Dolores Tabion
Student Volunteer: Sarah Aguilar
Thank you for coming.