Anakbayan NJ Presents: This Bloody Blundering Business



“‘This Bloody Blundering Business’ examines the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish American War. A silent movie format with lively ragtime piano music is combined with a dramatically understated narration and excerpts from `newsreels’ of the period to reveal the nature of American attitudes toward Third World peoples and cultures. 

Directed by Peter Davis
1978, 30 minutes” [from]

Join Anakbayan as we celebrate Philippine Solidarity Week, marking the anniversary of the Philippine-American War.

Learn more about the Philippine-American War of 1899, Continued US Military Presence in the Philippines, and the Enduring People’s Movement for Genuine Independence with special guest speakers.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 3-5pm

WHERE: Pope Lecture Hall @ St. Peter’s University
115 Glenwood Avenue (btw JFK Blvd and West Side Ave)
Jersey City, NJ 07306

$10 suggested donation
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Anakbayan NJ
BAYAN USA Northeast
St. Peter’s University Social Justice Program

*If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email us at ASAP. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Bea Sabino at 201 779 6886 or email

For more Philippine Solidarity Week events, check out

Survivors and Families of the victims of the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS) speaks out to fight for truth and justice for over 70 GIS Filipino workers


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Survivors and Families of the victims of the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS) speaks out to fight for truth and justice for over 70 GIS Filipino workers.

Three Filipino workers killed while three more are severely injured in Black Elk explosion on november 16, 2012. Over 70 Filipino Workers filed a class action for violation of FLSA, discrimination, trafficking, slavery, wage theft and fraud against the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS). GIS is a US company based in Louisiana supplying labor to oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico and recruited Filipino welders, pipefitters, and scaffolders to work on its various projects in the Gulf.

A few of the survivors who filed complaints, families of the victims of the Black Elk explosion and community

advocates will speak at a press conference at the Bayanihan Community Center on january 16, 2013 at 12pm. They will speak about their experiences, raise awareness about the case and encourage other victims and survivors to join the campaign for justice for the GIS Filipino workers.

This event is sponsored by the Philippine Forum and all its allied organizations who joined task force for the Justice for the GIS Filipino workers campaign.

ImageWhat: Press Conference with GIS Filipino workers, families of victims of black elk explosion and community advocates regarding the Justice for GIS Filipino workers campaign.

When: January 16, 2013 at 12:00p

Where: Bayanihan Community Center, 40-21 69th St. Woodside, NY.Sponsors: Philippine forum NY, Anakbayan NY, Anakbayan NJ, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Filipinas for Rights and empowerment, The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and International Migrants Alliance. 

For more information: Anne Beryl Corotan (  or Jonna Baldres (


I <3 Philippines: Benefit Party for Typhoon Pablo Relief


Party for a cause. ( see event page here)

Typhoon Pablo devastated several provinces in Mindanao, affecting more than 5 million Filipinos. The death toll is now at 640 with nearly 900 still missing. In an effort to send as much help as we can, proceeds from this event will go directly to BALSA-Mindanao, a grassroots relief and rehabilitation effort serving communities that needs it the most. 

Anakbayan New York & New Jersey are working with other organizations in the North East to raise urgently needed funds for relief and rehabilitation efforts back home. 
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Friday, December 21st, 2012
Starting at 10PM

JOIN US in a Duo Celebration of our Unity in Bringing Relief after Typhoon Pablo & the End of your Semester! Be a part of Anakbayan’s 1st Official Club Event!


This is a 21+ Event
Aspen Social Club
157 West 47th Street & 7th Avenue NY, NY 10036

Guest List Name at the Door: “I HEART PHILIPPINES // AB”
$5 Ladies // $10 Gents

Did we mention that 55% of ALL proceeds will be donated? The more the merrier!

For all event information contact, Anjelica Baquiran, here on Facebook or Text 917.971.7489
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List of Co-sponsors:
Anakbayan New Jersey
Anakbayan New York
Filipinas for Rights & Empowerment (FIRE-NYC)
Rutgers Association of Philippine Students (RAPS)

Find out how your organization can co-sponsor, please contact us at

For more details on efforts to raise funds for relief work in the Philippines, check out

 To see updates on grassroots relief & rehabilitation work in Mindanao, check out

True Life: I’m Undocumented. Immigration Forum and Tuition Equity Campaign Info Session

Join us in commemorating International Migrants’ Day in December!

Anakbayan NJ, in cooperation with the Student Government Organization (SGO) at New Jersey City University and the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition (NJDAC), aims to shed light on the struggles of immigrant youth (undocumented or not). This forum will explore young people’s migrant experiences and their fight to gain access to social services, especially their right to education.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1659, or the NJ In-State Tuition Campaign, was

 first introduced ten years ago. If approved, this legislation would allow undocumented students, who can prove residence in NJ for at least 12 months prior to enrollment, to pay the in-state tuition rate instead of the international student rate, which is two to three times the in-state rate. Find out more about the Tuition Equity Campaign and how you can be part of making history by coming to this event. 

RSVP here

WHAT: “True Life: I’m Undocumented”
Immigration Forum and 
Tuition Equity Campaign Info Session

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012; 12-2pm

WHERE: GSUB Room 129, New Jersey City University

FREE Refreshments available! 

For more information, email us at

Balikbayan 101: A Discussion About Philippine Migration

On Dec. 18, the world will be observing International Migrants’ Day. We will be celebrating it by understanding our own people’s migration story, the story of the balikbayan. “Balikbayan” means literally to return to one’s country. It’s used to refer to overseas/migrant Filipinos. 

Come to Anakbayan New Jersey’s workshop about Philippine migration. Learn about the history, causes and issues surrounding our people’s migration stories. 

WHAT: Discussion About Philippine Migration  ( RSVP here )

WHERE: Social Justice House, 125 Glenwood Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 2pm-5pm

*light refreshments and snacks will be provided

For more information contact Ren Carandang at 973.296.9973 or email us at

7: Anakbayan Anniversary Celebration

We invite you to Anakbayan’s anniversary celebration.:D

Established in 2005, Anakbayan New York and Anakbayan New Jersey are proud to mark another year of serving our communities and contributing to the Filipino youth and student movement in the United States. 

Come through as we celebrate the progress that we made in the past year, and our vision to move forward into the next. 

Also, join us as we honor the legacy of Filipino revolutionary, Andres Bonifacio, who is alive in our enduring struggle for a society that is genuinely free and truly serves the people. 

WHEN: Friday | Nov. 30 | 6pm – 9pm

WHERE: Project Reach
39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor
(between Canal St and Hester St)
New York, NY 10002

* Take the B or D train to Grand St

RSVP here
Also, come to our AFTER PARTY, click here 

For more information:
Bea Sabino (NJ): 201 779 6886
Jeremy De Nieva (NY): 213 880 4569

ILPS-North East Info Session

International League of Peoples Struggle
North East General Meeting
and Information Session
November 4, 2012
at the
International Action Center
55 W17th St., NY, NY
Please join us in a reportback from the founding assembly of the US Chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggle.  Welcome our newest members of the ILPS, learn more about the ILPS through an orientation and remarks from the Chair.  Enjoy a cultural presentation and reportbacks on the recent events that the ILPS had participated in, such as the RNC, DNC, Venezuelan elections, and educational discussions on the TPPA.  For more information on the ILPS, visit and we hope to see you on November 4.


Co-sponsored by Anakbayan New Jersey

 “Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement” is a new book was written by and about undocumented immigrant students. The book features the voices of immigrant youth leaders throughout the country who have waged a courageous campaign to secure passage of the federal Dream Act.  It features two leaders of this movement, Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix, who were tragically killed in a car accident in May 2010.  Both were UCLA alumni who went on to prestigious graduate schools and both played a pivotal role in the immigrant youth movement.

The book event will also provide an update on the recent decision by the Obama Administration to stop the deportation of Dream Act eligible students and to grant them work authorization.  This change in policy will potentially impact more than one million immigrant youth, and represents the most significant change in immigration policy in 26 years.  This event will feature leaders of the immigrant youth movement who helped to secure this victory.

The book event will feature UCLA Labor Center director Kent Wong, student authors and editors of the book, and short video clips capturing the spirit and power of the immigrant youth movement.

Watch the Cops!




With the growing number of incidents of police brutality in New York, it is a must that we take care of each other and watch each others backs. So come thru this free training that aims to empower ourselves and our communities against state-sponsored repression and police abuse. 

What: Free Hands-on training on Cop Watch

When: September 13 | Thursday | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Bayanihan Filipino Community Center, 40-21 69th Street Woodside, Queens

 *take 7 to 69th, E/F/M/R to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt ave


Tune-in! Anakbayan-USA Radio Show Ep.2 on Sept. 7

This coming Friday, September 7, tune in to the second episode of the only national Filipino youth radio show in the US. 
This month’s theme is “Serve the People” featuring interviews with Anakbayan members who just returned from their exposure trip and medical mission in Davao City, Philippines, as well as reports from local community work across the US.
Listen to progressive, socially-relevant music, timely analysis and news reports from the ground from across the U.S. by our local Anakbayan chapters and allies.
BONUS: Tune in an let us know what does it mean for you to “SERVE THE PEOPLE”? We’d like to hear from you!
To tune in and listen to Anakbayan USA Radio show click here ->
Friday Sept 7 | 8-10PM PST | 11-1AM EST | Saturday Sept 8 11AM Manila
to check out the facebook event, click here
For more information on how to contribute, contact Romeo Hebron at