With the goal to promote inclusivity and LGBTQ+ representation, the Young Entrepreneurs’ Society (YES) will be spearheading Quest: True Colors, a two-day advocacy webinar and concert celebration on May 15 and 22, 2021 via Facebook Live.
The said event celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and expression by providing a host of online activities not just for the Lasallian community, but even towards other schools and colleges. With over 30 organizational partners and 10 corporate sponsors, Quest: True Colors is a sure fire way of bringing the online student community together.
This two-day event consists of the Advocacy Webinar and Concert Celebration.
The Advocacy Webinar was held on May 15, from 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM which included distinguished speakers who shared their experiences and knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community. Janlee Dungca, an AB Psychology Graduate of ADMU and the National Director of Miss Trans Global PH, and Josher Quizon, the President/Co-Founder of Aspiring Accredited Organization DLSU PRISM and a current AB Political Science Student of DLSU will be the guest speakers for the event.
On the other hand, the Concert Celebration is scheduled to take place on May 22, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM. YES will be partnering with Green Music Collective (GMC) to provide a platform for their artists to promote their music and entice their fellow Lasallians to try out different gigs and events even if online. The organization offered to present two of their fastest rising acts: The Acquainted and Crebz. The Quest Cencomm have also invited soul duo Leanne & Naara, as well as in-demand OPM band Lola Amour to headline the culminating concert.
“Me and my fellow project heads thought of this event as a way to promote and celebrate diversity in the lead up to Pride Month. Originally it was supposed to be a one day event, but we decided to move it towards two separate days in order for the speakers’ talks and the artists’ performances to breathe and make their own impact on our audience, so that they may fully enjoy the activities in store for them” said Mr. Zach Adao, the Co-Project Head and President of GMC.
Moreover, Quest has been a staple of YES as its flagship event that is being held every single year. The project heads for this event decided to come up with the theme of Pride and Inclusivity as a way of promoting and celebrating each and everyone’s individuality and expression.