EndDanger through Music and Art

It's 12.12.12 today! It reminds me of 08.08.08 which I fondly called "destiny day"! Today's pretty much the last chance in our lifetime to have the month, day of the month and year be of the same number, and considering that I'm the type of person who believes in all this destiny pizazz, I am determined to make great things happen--TODAY.

Speaking of great things, let me take the pleasure of sharing with you an event you shouldn't miss out on, first thing this coming 2013: EndDanger, an art and music fest fundraiser for Save the Philippine Seas Pawikan Watchers program which shall open on January 19, 2013 at one of my favorite sentimental places, Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Visayas Ave. Quezon City.

EndDanger will feature mixed media artworks from the group Artists for Nature and performances from Flying Ipis, Extrapolation, and other music bands. This music and art feast is one extraordinary way to amplify the call for attention to the growing problem of animal endangerment in the Philippines. We should all get involved anyway, we are talking about our very own tropical paradise--a beautiful and diverse marine life that we can all take pride on globally.
The Philippines, although gifted with a rich and biologically diverse ecosystem, from lush forests to a vibrant marine life, have natural resources significantly dwindling over time. Animal species, in particular, are under increasing threat from habitat destruction, pollution and commercial exploitation. Sadly, many are now in the verge of extinction.

The artists and organizers behind EndDanger seek to raise funds for the monitoring of one of the Philippines’ most threatened species, the pawikan. All proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will go to the Pawikan Watchers training program, which Save Philippine Seas (SPS)—an independent movement that fights abuse of our aquatic resources through legal discourse and social media—launched in cooperation with Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB).

Pawikan Watchers aims to educate volunteers from different parts of the Philippines on the ecology and biology of, and PAWB-approved guidelines for, handling sea turtles. Apart from raising funds, Artists for Nature sees the exhibit as an opportunity to broaden public awareness of the urgent need to preserve our wildlife.

Knowing that we can be part of the better change, of that much-needed parade of inspired spirits of change, is a huge deal to me--and I want all of you to be part of something greater too. With the year ending, and a new beginning peeking through the panes, I hope you all consider joining this fundraising activity and celebrate the beauty around us. Surrounding oneself with beauty that is beyond skin deep--in this sense, it's marine deep--empowers my heart to continue believing in the goodness of people, and the talent that is out there. We are all qualified heroes, all we need to do is take that one grand step and decide to be one. Hope to see you all at the event!

The art exhibit will run up to February 8. Conspiracy Garden Café is located at 59 Visayas Avenue, Project 6, Quezon City. :)

For opening night tickets (P120 with Free Beer already!) or more information, please contact Wendi Garcia at +639162742859 or artistsfornature@gmail.com. Like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/artistsfornature and follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/artists4nature for updates.

So now, let me ask you. What is your 2013 advocacy? You must have one! Each year is a year that calls upon us to make a difference! Share with me what you're passionate about/going to be passionate about this coming year, please.