Reflect Recover Rise Up

Reflect, Recover, Rise Up!
Transnational Community Organizing By Young Pin@ys from 1970 — Present
June 24, 2016  |  6:oo PM – 8:30 PM

North Star Fund Conference Hall
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1800
New York City, NY 10018

Open to the public. $5-$25 suggested donation.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
RSVP requested. Complete form below.

Young Filipinos have been and continue to be a powerful force in fighting for social change. We have led movements to challenge discrimination, racism, sexism, inequality, human rights violations, dictatorships, plunder and war. We have come together to build communities, organizations and alliances to transform society towards a vision of justice that every person and living thing deserves.

But how many of us are connected to the stories, women, immigrants, US-born, LGBTQ, and young people survivors who have led these movements? Listen to first-hand testimonies from speakers representing various periods of progressive community organizing h@rstory.

What victories and challenges have young people leading these movements faced? What lessons have we learned in the last 50 years? What remains to be done? How can we support young Filipinos to lead strong movements for justice?

Participants will be engaged in an interactive workshop as we reflect, recover and rise up to meet the call of our time!

Panel Speakers:

  • Melvin Lagasca, 1960s – 1970s, Stockton, CA
  • Ermena Vinluan and Dr. Estella Habal, 1970’s, Bay Area, CA
  • Dr. Angela “Ging” Mascarenas, 1980s – 1990s, Chicago, IL
  • Leah Obias, 2000s – present, New York City

Note: This is a trans-inclusive and intergenerational event.  Attendees must uphold community agreements. 

Filipino food will be available for purchase. New York City’s #1 Mountain Province Espresso Bar (https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-Province-Espresso-Bar-204299759749289/) will be serving a limited number of treats — cassava cake and ube ensaymada, oh my!

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Join us at the Filipino American National Historical Society 2016 Conference at the Vendor Festival and the following workshop (registration is required: fahns-national.org):

Reflect, Recover, Rise Up!
Confronting Trauma in Our Movements as a Process Toward Community Healing in the Filipino American Left from the 1970 — Present

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:40am – 12:10pm

John Jay College
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019

Workshop Room: John Jay 1.101

Filipinos have organized movements to challenge discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, inequality, human rights violations, dictatorships, plunder and war. We have come together to build relationships, communities, organizations, and alliances to transform society towards a vision of justice that every person and living thing deserves.

But we have also experienced personal, intra-community, and intra-organizational conflict and trauma. How can we disrupt cycles of trauma that not only replicate systems of oppressions but also impede our work of social change?

In this workshop, community members from the past and present are invited to share their experiences of movement trauma.

We aim to create and hold space that honors people’s vulnerability and honesty in sharing painful memories as part of breaking down oppressions and divisions; and recognizing it as crucial for the liberation of our movements, our people. 
Tuloy po kayo… at ipagpatuloy po natin!

Note: This is a trans-inclusive and intergenerational event. Attendees must uphold community agreements.