The Philippine American War began February 4, 1899 and continues to this day despite U.S. granted nominal independence on July 4, 1946. The United States killed more than 1 million Filipinos, and U.S. troops remain an everyday presence in the Philippines. As a way to advance our US Out of the Philippines campaign, propagate the National Democratic movement, and build anti-imperialist solidarity between activist organizations, BAYAN USA will take collective action between February 4th–11th.
During this time, several organizations under BAYAN USA will be holding events and activities with our allies. There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can participate:
1) Call for Endorsement
We are calling on all progressive organizations, peace and anti-war activists to launch solidarity actions in support of the continuing struggle of the Filipino people and all oppressed peoples for genuine independence from US imperialism.
As organizations against militarism, war, and imperialism we ask that you join us in solidarity, and we kindly request a brief solidarity statement on behalf of your organization endorsing Philippine Solidarity Week. These collected statements will then be published on our website, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) 2016 Photo Campaign
Take a photo and post on facebook/instagram/twitter/etc. with one of the attached signs saying:
Advance the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines!
I stand in solidarity with the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines
OR CREATE YOUR OWN MESSAGE WITH A BLANK SIGN!
Tag with #PhilSolidarity or email to email@example.com and upload between Feb 1 – 11
3) Attend Events
All of the activities during this week can be found below. Feel free to attend and share the events with your respective network. Check back often as our calendar will be constantly updated!
Hosted by: Anakbayan NY with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
When: Tuesday, February 9th 6 PM
Where: Hunters College
When: Wednesday, February 10th 2:30-3:50 PM
Where: 175 University Ave Newark, NJ Conklin Hall Room 351
When: Thursday, February 11th 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Saint Paul’s Church, 440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
When: Friday, February 12th 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Families for Freedom – 35 W 31st Street New York, NY #702
When: Saturday, February 13th 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: International Action Center 147 W 24th Street
When: Saturday, February 13th 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: Intrinsic Cafe, Newark (Rutgers Campus), 5 Sussex Avenue, Newark NJ
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in performing!
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7PM
Where: Migrant Center San Damiano Hall 127 W 31st St. New York, NY