Category: BAYAN USA

Vigil in Remembrance of Victims of Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Monday, July 23, 2012
Philippine Consulate
3600 Wilshire Blvd Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Since Philippine President Noynoy Aquino came into office there have been over 76 political killings of lawyers, journalists, union organizers, church leaders and other human rights workers. On July 3, 2012, Willem Geertman a Dutch NGO aid worker and environmental activist was also assassinated. The U.S. sends over $30 million in aid to the Philippine military who are often the perpetrators of these human rights violations. As Filipinos in the United States we need to stand up for justice and stop military aid.

Human Rights Delegation for Peace and Justice, 3:00 PM
Join youth, students, lawyers, and church members to meet with the Consulate General to voice our concerns about human rights violations.

A Vigil In Remembrance of the Victims, 4:30 PM
Gather around the “Remembrance Wreath” for victims of human rights violations and their families. Individuals and organization can sign ribbons to place on the wreath and show that you stand for justice! Special performances, speakers, and prayers will be part of the program.

We invite everyone in the Filipino community including friends and allies to come with us to Remember the Victims and their families!

Typhoon Sendong Benefit Show

Human Rights in the Philippines

Build a Brighter Future: An International Cultural Night of Hope and Peoples’ Struggles

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture 2011

Please come out and support FPAC! Find us at the BAYAN USA booth. Read below for more information.

On behalf of FilAm ARTS, we’d like to extend an invitation to our family, friends, and customers to experience the largest annual celebration of Filipino Arts & Culture in Southern California! FPAC is a two-day weekend of arts, culture, fun, and community, and yearly audiences of over 25,000 intergenerational and multicultural supporters, representing 20 years of community tradition.

BAYAN USA will be participating at this year’s FPAC at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro. The address is 807 Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, CA. Festival admission is $9 per day and tickets can be purchased online at the FilAm ARTS website, through various community organizations listed on the FilAm ARTS website, or on site at the Festival.

FPAC is annually produced by FilAm ARTS, a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization supported by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the California Arts Council for over a decade. FilAm ARTS three main programs are: Eskuwela Kultura, the Pilipino Artists Network, and the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC). For more information, please visit

Thank you for your support of BAYAN USA, FPAC, FilAm ARTS and the Filipino American community throughout Southern California. We look forward to seeing you at FPAC!

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