Saturday, 2/11: Philippine Social Realities Exposure Trip 2012 Info Session

See the full 2012 Philippine Solidarity Week event listing HERE.

New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) 
Presents:
Philippine Social Realities Exposure Trip 2012 
Info Session*
|| SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th ||
  7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm
  International Action Center
    55 W. 17th Street
 5th Floor
This summer NYCHRP is going on a Philippine Social Realities Exposure Trip and we want YOU! Join us for a special information session to find out about the awesome summer that is to come!
  • Integrate with the masses of the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines
  • Intern at the largest, most militant, human rights alliance in the Philippines, KARAPATAN: Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights
  • Visit Political Prisioners
  • Learn about Philippine history and society
  • and so much more!
*This event is open to the public. 

See the full 2012 Philippine Solidarity Week event listing HERE.

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Wednesday, 2/15: “WHY OCCUPY” Morning Session at St. Peter’s College

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“WHY OCCUPY” Morning Session

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
8:30am to 1:00pm
McIntyre Lounge, St. Peter’s College, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

St. Peter’s College Social Justice Program and Occupy Jersey City is bringing “WHY OCCUPY: Inspire, Organize, Mobilize For a Brighter Future” to Jersey City!  An all-day event on the origins of the Occupy Wall Street Movement and other social movements. Discussions, exhibits, arts, culture, connections and making history.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Light refreshments will be provided.

PROGRAM:

9:00 am- The Economic Crisis: How We Got Into This Mess

10:00 am- The Education Crisis

11:00 am- The Immigration Crisis

12:15 pm- 12:45 pm- OCCUPY THE LUNCHROOM
People’s Mic at Hudson Room and Pavonia Room

1:00 pm- The Environmental Crisis

2pm – 4:30 pm- Think Tank Discussions / Sign Making @ McIntyre B

5:00 pm- Student Empowerment

6:00- 7:15pm- Brief Recap of “Economic Crisis: How We Got in This Mess”/ History of Social Movements

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morning session

afternoon session

For more information, email ojc.outreach@gmail.com

See the full 2012 Philippine Solidarity Week event listing HERE.

Monday, 2/13: Portrait of a Freedom Fighter

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Portrait of a Freedom Fighter
A Book Launching of the Selected Writings of Jose Maria Sison Vols. 1-4

Monday, February 13, 7-9pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington)
New York, New York 10002
Trains: F/M to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey Sts.

In the era of Occupy Wall Street, continuing US war and militarization overseas, and the worst global economic crisis in history, the work and writings of Dr. Jose Maria Sison on socialism, imperialist globalization, and peoples movements for national and social liberation prove to stand the test of time in their relevancy, including the 40+ year demonization campaign of US imperialism against him. Despite his listing as a so-called foreign terrorist by the US State Department, Dr. Sison is a well-respected poet, author, lecturer, former political prisoner, anti-imperialist activist, revolutionary and remains actively involved in peoples struggles against US foreign policy and for democracy. He is currently the international chairperson of the International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS), a global formation ofmore than 350 organizations from 40 countries promoting, supporting and developing the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of the world. Dr. Sison has been living in political exile in the Netherlands for more than 25 years.

The Selected Writings of Jose Maria Sison, Volumes 1-4
 is a comprehensive compilation of Sison’s writings on socialism, imperialism, war and plunder, peace, terrorism, and peoples resistance spanning over 40 years, a period of time in which Sison served as fiery young leader in the Philippine revolution.

Sponsored by ILPS NYC Local Organizing Committee and BAYAN USA

ILPS member organizations in the New York City area include Al-Awda NY, Anakbayan New York/New Jersey, Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE), Frente Unidos de Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos (FUIE), International Action Center, NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), NY May 1st Coalition, and Philippine Forum.