Jane’s Walk Cebu 2019 this month of May

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Our mission is to help people walk, observe, and connect with their community and environment. Walks inspire people to make a difference because they enable members of a community to discover and respond to the complexities of their city and environment through personal and shared observation.

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Jane’s Walk Cebu 2019 this month of May

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail, that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians, and activists.

A firm believer in the importance of local residents having input on how their neighborhoods develop, Jacobs encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the places where they live, work, and play.

Schedule of Events

May 3, 2019 (Friday)

2:00 PM – In and Around these Walls

A walking tour of Museo Sugbo, a former prison during the Spanish occupation that now houses the Cebu Provincial Museum since 2009. Curator Masi Cabanes will join us on this walk in and around the museum. Meet up at the Museo Sugbo main entrance.

4:00 PM – Lost Bookstores and Cinemas of Cebu

Where have all the bookstores gone? Whatever happened to the movie houses in Colon? Join us explore Downtown Cebu. Cris Evert Lato is our walk leader. Meet up at Halad Museum on Manalili Street, behind Gaisano Main.

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May 4, 2019 (Saturday)

8:00 AM – Liloan Food and Heritage Walk

We’re visiting Balay Pilapil with walk leader Rycky Pilapil! We will also be tasting Liloan delicacies, old and new. Meet up in front of the Liloan City Hall.

9:00 PM – Pasil Food and Night Market Walk

We will be exploring food, markets and local nightlife with Pasil native James Derodar. Meet up will be at the 7-Eleven on G/F Antigua Bldg, B. Aranas corner T Abella Street.

Join for Jane’s Walk Cebu 2019 this weekend for Free!

No registration required for these walks, lasting approximately 2 hours. Just show up at the meeting point and look for the CebuLitFest sign. It’s FREE!

Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world on May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2019.

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For more details about Jane’s Walk Cebu, please contact Cebu Literary Festival on Facebook or email them at cebuliteraryfestival@gmail.com today. You can also reach them via mobile with number 0917-815-5794 for further information.

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About Cebu Literary Festival

Cebu Literary Festival is a full day of everything literary — talks, moderated conversations, books, music, and poetry events. One of their programs is the Open Mic, an event of spoken word and music with performances from renowned artists and talents in the music, theater, and literary field in Cebu and other regions in the Philippines, and also abroad.

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