Anakbayan Needs Your Support!

To  all our allies, comrades, and supporters–

 

Mabuhay! Greetings of peace and solidarity:

 

We are from the Filipino youth organization Anakbayan New York/ New Jersey, a direct chapter of Anakbayan National – Philippines. Anakbayan means “sons and daughters of the people.” We advocate for the rights and welfare our kababayans here in the United States as well as our kababayans back home. We promote Philippine history and culture to Filipino-American and Filipino Immigrant youth here in our community. We do this through grassroots organizing and active leadership building. We are a grassroots and volunteer based organization, running only on the bayanihan (collective effort) of our youth.

 

We humbly ask for your support in furthering our endeavors. This summer we are organizing a Summer Exposure Program which will run from July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011. We are aiming to send 4 youth and student leaders from our community to the Philippines but this will require us to raise $5,000. This amount will cover the airfare, board and lodging for all participants throughout the duration of the program. All contributions will go towards making this project a success.

 

In the Summer Exposure Program, participants will be going around the Philippines to learn our people’s beautiful history and culture by immersing themselves in different communities. As part of the Summer Exposure Program, participants will also attend the International League of People’s Struggle-Fourth International Assembly (ILPS-FIA), an international conference of leaders of different people’s organizations from 50+ countries. In attending this conference, participants will have the opportunity of meeting and sharing experiences with other cultures and nationalities.

 

Youth and student leaders who have participated in our Summer Exposure Program are now active leaders and advocates in our community and this is why we encourage you to contribute. Any amount you can share with us will be much appreciated and will surely go a long way.

 

This Summer Exposure Program will not happen without your support, that is why we thank you in advance for your contribution. Mabuhay po kayo!

 

 

For the people,

Yves Nibungco

Chairperson, Anakbayan New York/New Jersey

anakbayan.nynj@gmail.com

 

 

For more information about Anakbayan, contact us at (201) 779-6886 or email us at anakbayan.nynj@gmail.com

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Summer BBQ- Kamayan in Jersey City!

Anakbayan and Lakas Diwa are teaming up to bring workshops and cultural events to Jersey City youth

Kickoff the summer with us on Sunday, June 12, 12 noon onwards at Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ. This event is going to be a blazing beginning to a summer program that aims to unite Filipino youth in Jersey City in constructive, creative and innovative ways.

For more information on the BBQ and K.A.S.P., check out the flyer. 🙂

Join AB’s Growing Revolution Alternative Summer Program (G.R.A.S.P.)!

Learn history. Learn culture. Learn Revolution.

An inspiring introduction to an alternative summer break that fosters empowerment and community involvement of Filipino youth through workshops, discussions, community immersion and cultural work will be on June 8; however courses will officially begin on June 16.

All current members of Anakbayan NJ are required to take these courses and experience a deeper level of mass work in their respective areas. However, anyone interested in learning more about Filipino culture, history, and revolution in a dynamic, interactive atmosphere is welcome (and encouraged) to join.

The program orientation will identify objectives, set ground rules, discuss the flow and content of the educational series, and provide an opportunity for participants to get to know each other.

The program will run from June to August, ending with a cultural event and a summer weekend retreat. It aims to equip the Filipino youth with basic organizing skills by instilling heightened political awareness and encouraging critical analysis of significant developments in the local, national and global scale guided by the National Democratic Line.

G.R.A.S.P. meets once a week. Dates are flexible and will be agreed upon every week in consideration of the majority of participants. The program content is as follows:

G.R.A.S.P. Course ContentWe hope to see you there!

The next session will be on JUNE 15, 4:30 pm- 7:30pm. Venue TBA. 

For more information, please contact us via email at anakbayan.nynj@gmail.com or contact Bea Sabino at (201) 779- 6886 or biningbol@gmail.com

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“To be radical is to grasp things by the root.” – Karl Marx