Press Release: Upsurge & Open Mic

Upsurge Open Mic - Square

For Immediate Release
Press Release
August 3rd, 2016

Laura Emily E. Austria, Vice-Chairperson, Anakbayan New Jersey
(470) 309-2265,

Jersey City, NJ — Anakbayan New Jersey would like to invite the Jersey City community and the larger tri-state area to our Upsurge Open Mic and Showcase. Often, marginalized voices do not have spaces for them to speak and be heard. It is especially the case here in a city facing the brunt of gentrification, capitalism, racism, homophobia, and transphobia. As members of a Filipino youth-and-student organization based in Jersey City, we tie the struggles growing up in our city with the struggles of the workers and peasants in the Philippines because they all stem from feudalism and US imperialism. Because we also recognize that our struggles are deeply intertwined with that of others, we have hosted this event in the past as a way for folks in the local area to build and connect with each other in a society where marginalized voices are more than undervalued. If you love to sing, dance, act, or organize, we would love to have you perform! If you want to sell your artwork, you can do it at our Upsurge event! Let’s share community space together!

  • When: August 13th, 6:00 PM
  • Where: Art House Productions, 136 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
  • Transportation: Accessible via PATH trains, NJ Transit buses, and charter buses that run throughout Hudson County, Bergen County, and Manhattan; you can get off at the Journal Square Transportation Center, as the venue is adjacent to the JSQ Transportation Center.

Please contact Joelle at (201) 675-8278 or email Anakbayan NJ at for press inquiries or more information about this event.



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