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Workshop towards mobilizing Filipino immigrants for human rights
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 6:00pm to Friday, April 11, 2008 - 8:00pm
The Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (Portland CHRP), Portland State University Kaibigan - Filipino American Student Association, and the Portland Community College Sylvania Multicultural Center converge to host a workshop geared toward mobilizing Filipino immigrants for human rights.

You are invited to this free community workshop to engage in a critical dialogue about the worsening human rights violations in the Philippines and the U.S., and discuss strategies for mobilizing the community.

Workshop participants will also learn about the national campaign, GMA Watch: Philippine Human Rights Monitoring Network, which aims to pressure congress to support restrictions of military aid to the Philippines. Portland CHRP believes the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is to be held accountable for the hundreds of extrajudicial killings and abductions, increased political repression, severe corruption and plunder, and deteriorating socio-economic conditions for the Filipino people.

Guest speaker Dr. Peter Chua.

When:
Friday, April 11th, 2008
Where:
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Light refreshments will be provided. Donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit Portland CHRP.

For more information, e-mail the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines at Portlandchrp@gmail.com or Portland State University, Kaibigan Filipino American Student Association at Kaibigan@pdx.edu.

Background

Peter Chua, Ph.D. is associate professor of sociology at San Josi State University. He published numerous studies on Third World inequalities and human rights, conducted first-hand research in the Philippines, Thailand, and India, and presented his work in South Africa, Australia, and the USA. He is current director of the National Bulosan Center and a member of Filipino Community Support of Silicon Valley, an organizational affiliate of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns.

Founded in 2005, the Portland CHRP is an organizing committee of Filipinos and allies working in solidarity to advance the national democratic movement of the Philippines. Portland CHRP is a member affiliate of BAYAN USA, an umbrella organization for Filipino anti-imperialist organizations fighting for national democracy and liberation of Filipinos in the US, the Philippines, and abroad.

PSU Kaibigan was founded by Filipino American students at Portland State University during the school year of 2002-2003. Having founded Kaibigan in the principles of progressive values and ideals, they came together with a vision to form a student organization that works to advance the educational, cultural, social, and political development of Filipino students through collective organizing towards social justice and social change.