Philippine Solidarity Week is a series of events building solidarity for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA (BAYAN-USA). The Week’s events surround the anniversary of the Philippine-American War on February 4th.
This year, organizations in New York and New Jersey are hosting the following public events for 2013 Philippine Solidarity Week:
Saturday, February 2, 7:30 pm
Lunar New Year Rising: Typhoon Pablo Fundraising Party
Join FiRE as we celebrate Lunar New Year and introduce GABRIELA’s participation in the worldwide One Billion Rising campaign that demands an end to violence against women and children. In addition, we are fundraising to support relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the devastation from Typhoon Pablo. Please contact Irma Bajar at irmabajar to RSVP and directions.
HOSTED BY: Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment www.firenyc.org
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm
COIN: US/Philippine Counter-Insurgency Program
Brecht Forum: 451 West St. (between Bank and Bethune)An educational on the counter-insurgency program in the Philippines, and the current human rights situation faced by Filipinos.
Suggested donation $5, no one will be turned away
HOSTED BY: New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines www.nychrp.info
Saturday, February 9, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“Bloody Blundering Business” Film Screening & Panel
at Pope Lecture Hall, St. Peter’s University, 115 Glenwood Ave. (btw JFK Blvd & West Side Ave), Jersey City, NJ 07306 / $10 suggested donation, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds
This Bloody Blundering Business examines the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish American War. Learn more about the Philippine-American War of 1899, Continued US Military Presence in the Philippines, and the Enduring People’s Movement for Genuine Independence with special guest speakers. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/406700649413684
HOSTED BY: ANAKBAYAN NJ http://anakbayannynj.wordpress.com/ and St. Peter’s University Social Justice Program
Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exposure: The Philippines
Activists flew to the Philippines in Summer 2012 to be truly exposed to the concrete conditions of the country. Most importantly, they learned how the Philippine mass movement for genuine freedom and democracy is agitating, organizing, and mobilizing communities to face social, economic, & political issues. An info session about how you can join next summer’s exposure trip will follow.
HOSTED BY: BAYAN-USA Northeast
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/521944761169306