Join GABRIELA New York for a series of weekend events February 13-14 as we Rise for Revolution with One Billion Rising in 2016. People all over the world will join together to demand an end to violence against women and children in all of its forms such as poverty, domestic violence, forced migration, and displacement caused by entities like the military and the state.
In New York, we are calling to end violence against women and children through resisting militarization and economic violence in the United States and abroad in places like the Philippines. Militarization and economic plunder of land have had huge impacts on women and children in communities like the indigenous Lumad in Mindanao, Philippines who have been violently murdered and displaced so that foreign corporations can have access to their lands.
Learn more about the struggle of the Lumad through educational discussions, cultural performances and video footage with GABRIELA New York during on Saturday, February 13th. Guest panelists during our round table will also discuss how militarization and state-sponsored violence affect women and children in their communities and how important it is to organize and build collective power to call for system change. The one solution for ending violence against women is Revolution!
Directly following the round table discussion, join us as we put our collective power to use and move to the music of the 2016 One Billion Rising Philippines dance! Click here for GABRIELA NY’s instructional dance video!
On Sunday, February 14th GABRIELA New York will celebrate #RevLove and the power of coming together as a community through our OBR celebration aimed at raising funds for GABRIELA USA’s 3rd National Congress in San Francisco March 19-20. Join us for karaoke, food, drinks, a DJ and guest performances as we reclaim what it means to celebrate love and build collective power!
GABRIELA NY’s OBR events are part of BAYAN USA Northeast’s Philippine Solidarity Week, a series of activities beginning on February 4 to commemorate the Philippine-American War and to raise awareness and support for the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for national liberation. It is led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA or BAYAN-USA.
Since 1899, U.S. troops have maintained their presence in the Philippines through permanent military and naval bases and through military agreements and treaties that undermines Philippine sovereignty. These military bases have served as launching pads for U.S. Imperialist aggression in Asia. With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) and the Joint Force 2020 ventures, U.S. troops will continue imperialist aggression in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the Philippines. Support #PhilSolidarity here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690089411232736/