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

Pack the Court! Support the Florida 15 Workers!

15 Filipino workers are speaking out against a corrupt recruitment agency that have victimized hundreds of migrant workers. This will be the first court hearing of the Florida 15 workers and it is very important that we show our support for them and for the long struggle for justice! 
Come out and show your support on their first court hearing. Let us pack the court!
What: Court Hearing and Rally
Where: U.S. Eastern District Court of New York | 225 Cadman Plaza, East Brooklyn
take the A/C to High Street (for directions, click here)
When: September 24, Monday | 3pm
For more information contact the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at
or go directly to Michelle at or Yves at
For more information about the case click here or here
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