SDRC 28th Anniversary Highlights Dissemination by Arcinas

The Social Development Research Center of the College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 28th anniversary on March 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room. The event will be highlighted by a research dissemination by SDRC research fellow and Behavioral Sciences faculty member Myla M. Arcinas entitled "Enabling Women for Participatory Community Development."

The presentation will focus on Ms. Arcinas' reflections on a Women, Work and Development project funded by the International Federation of Catholic Universities. "Enabling Women" was envisioned to establish a social laboratory for participatory and community-based development programs, with the general objective of "forming new ways of thinking and acting together." One of the major accomplishments of the project was facilitating the establishment of a women's community organization called KILOS, or Kababaihan para sa Kaunlaran ng San Andres-Singalong, Inc.

Since 2005, SDRC celebrates its annual anniversary during the month of March, in honor of Bro. Gabriel H. Connon, FSC. It was during Bro. Connon's administration in the 1970s that the concept of research and service was introduced in the University.