‘Creative activist’ visits SU

By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez

An activist who uses painting as his advocacy platform spoke last Feb. 12 of his firsthand experience in Tacloban when it was hit by typhoon Yolanda at a gathering held at the Byblos Library.

AG Saño came to Silliman University for the Creative Revolutionary Convergence (CRC ), which is a bimonthly series of talk that features “creative revolutionaries of today.”

According to Ratzel Salvarita, one of the organizers of CRC , Saño shared how he chose to put down his camera to help other victims when Yolanda struck Tacloban instead of capturing the “powerful stories” that he saw around him.

Known for his campaign against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and other parts of the world, Saño has painted thousands of dolphin murals all over the Philippines.

He is the brother of the UN Climate Talks Philippine delegate Yeb Saño who recently made international headlines when he gave an emotional plea during the convention, pledging to fast until members come up with a “meaningful outcome.”

Salvarita said CRC is open to everyone. It is organized by ArtHub Studio Gallery of Contemporary Arts.
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