Philippine Solidarity Week is a week 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.
There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can participate:
Call for Endorsement & Messages
BAYAN USA is also celebrating 10 years of activism and social change! We are calling on all progressive organizations, peace and anti-war activists to celebrate with us by creating a Solidarity Statement Video and launch solidarity actions in support of the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for genuine independence.
As an organization against militarism, war, and imperialism we ask you to join us in solidarity. Being an endorser can be any of the following:
* Solidarity Statement/Video
* Take a photo with the picture below or write your own message
* Co-Host or Host an event with a BAYAN org
Collected statements, pictures, and videos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media 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 – 10
Petition Campaign (Goal is to reach 1000)
Justice for Jennifer Laude Online Petition
Attend Events – Phil Sol Week Events
Educational Discussion: Youth on the March
Sunday, February 1st 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted by Anakbayan New Jersey and New Jersey Youth for Immigrant Liberation
Location – Social Justice House, 125 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Potluck and Film Screening/Discussion of Sa Ngalan Ng Tubo and Mindanao: The Land of Promise?
Wednesday, February 4th 7:00 PM
Hosted by Food and Water Watch and Slow Food Rutgers
Location – George Street Co-Op (89 Morris Street, New Brunswick, NJ)
Film Screening and Discussion of “Modern Heroes Modern Slaves”
Friday, February 6th 6:00 PM
Hosted by Anakbayan New Jersey and AFSC immigrant Rights Program
Location – 89 Market Street, 4th Floor Newark, NJ
Pinay HERstories: Migration to Liberation
Sunday, February 8th 2:00 PM
Hosted by GABRIELA New York
Location – YaYa Network 224 West 29th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY
Educational Discussion: From Fagen to Ferguson: International Solidarity Against Torture & Extrajudicial Killings
Wednesday, February 11th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hosted by New York Community for Human Rights in the Philippines
Location – Amnesty International, 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY
And Many More to come!