Interactive Martial Law Museum launched

September 18, 2017

"Remembering is a powerful act, a counter force that is pro active rather than reactive," says Dr. Maria Serena Diokno.
Ateneo's Department of Interdisciplinary Studies with the support of the Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools, launched last September 16 This is a communal response aimed at countering historical revisionism, the online initiative features works of art, lectures, essays and learning resources. Prof. Maria Serena Diokno gave the keynote address, stressing the importance of building a collective memory.

University President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin adds "There's a climate of fear, there's a climate of violence, there is a climate of apathy and indifference. This climate has consequences for individual storms, for individual actions, and therefore, we need to counter this climate of fear,vulgarity, climate of disrespect. We need to counter this with a climate of courage, a climate of vigilance, a climate of remembering, a climate of writing down things so that we can remember, a climate of truth telling."