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One Solution: Revolution! Resist Militarization, Economic Plunder, and State Violence Against Women & Children

United States > New York > International Action Center, 147 W. 24th St., 2nd Fl. > 2016-02-13 > 01:00 pm

About The Event

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! After the event at 4PM, join us as we put our collective power to use and move to the music of the 2016 One Billion Rising Philippines dance in Madison Square Park! It will be available to learn online in small digestible clips released before the event. 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! #gabrielanewyork #rise4revolution #stoplumadkillings

About The Organization


GABRIELA New York is a mass-based women’s organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women’s struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. GABRIELA New York is a LGBTQI-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent.

We are a proud member of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines. To learn more, please go to http://www.gabusa.org/

GABRIELA New York is a member of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S. representing organizations of students, scholars, women, workers, and youth. To learn more about BAYAN, please visit http://bayanusa.org/

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