- When: Friday, Feb. 8th from 6:30-9:30pm- Where: 39 Eldridge St. 4th Floor, New York, NY 10002- FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/564429304066579/- *Childcare provided*- Please RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/PRtoPHreportback
The history and struggle of Puerto Rico and the Philippines are deeply intertwined. Following over 300 years of Spanish colonization, both islands were sold into US colonial rule at the end of the Spanish American War through the Treaty of Paris in 1898, and both islands continue to wage a struggle for genuine independence and liberation!
Philippine Solidarity Week is a week of activities beginning on February 4th to commemorate the Philippine-American War, and raises awareness and support for the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for national liberation and sovereignty.
In January, members of New York Boricua Resistance, Gabriela NY, and Sige - LGBTQ Filipinos traveled to Puerto Rico on the QT SaS Brigade : Queer Trans Solidarity and Service Brigade to learn from folks on the ground about what is happening and ways that people can contribute to solidarity.
Join us to honor the shared history of colonialism and resistance from Puerto Rico to the Philippines, and to talk about what international solidarity can look like with and between these struggles.
We’ll discuss and learn about the conditions communities are facing on the ground in Puerto Rico under US colonial rule, devastating economic austerity measures, increased violence against women and LGBTQ+ folks, state repression, the powerful ways they are resisting and building towards a free Borikén, and the parallels with the Filipino struggle for national democracy.
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