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Womxn and Families of Color Rise Up, Resist, and Unite at Women’s March

GABRIELA Seattle joined with 175,000  to RISE Against Fascism, RESIST Militarization, and UNITE for Liberation

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SEATTLE — Members of GABRIELA Seattle marched in the Womxn’s March on Seattle on Saturday, January 21 as part of the Womxn and Families of Color contingent. The contingent consisted of GABRIELA members, women, children, people with disabilities, youth, seniors, allies, and supporters who decided to take action and resist the incoming Trump administration. 175,000 people took to the streets of Seattle to protest Trump, a fascist, sexist, xenophobe viciously attacking marginalized communities. Under Trump’s presidency the lives of communities of color, immigrants, indigenous people, Muslim people, Black people, LGBTQ people, low-income families, women and children are threatened.

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Rhondalei Gabuat, Chairperson of GABRIELA Seattle gave a statement.

GABRIELA Seattle views the neo-fascism in the U.S. as an effect of the crisis of the current capitalist system and neoliberal policies. We stand against poverty, hunger, homelessness, gentrification, militarization, state-sponsored violence, unemployment, and lack of access to basic necessities such as clean water, food, shelter, education, and healthcare, all of which are direct impacts and results of a global imperialist system. “The momentum from the Women’s Marches worldwide will hopefully continue in the days ahead. We encourage people to connect with organizations to unite and protect our communities and human rights,” stated Rhondalei Gabuat, Chairperson of GABRIELA Seattle.

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“We can no longer be witness to a system which perpetuates and worsens violence against women in all forms, leaving working-class women and their families to bear the costs,” continued Gabuat. GABRIELA Seattle along with other chapters of GABRIELA USA urge our communities and people everywhere to RISE to protect women and children, RESIST state-sponsored violence of our communities, and UNITE for the rights, dignity, and life for all women, children, and LGBTQ people to live lives marked by wholeness, integrity, and well-being.

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GABRIELA Seattle is a collective of Pin@ys celebrating our multifaceted identities, revolutionary history, and rich culture. We work to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipinas globally.

GABRIELA Seattle is a member of GABRIELA-USA, a grassroots-based alliance of progressive Filipino women’s organizations in the United States seeking to wage a struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and the rest of our people. As an overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines, we work to advance the struggle of women in the overall movement for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines.

 

Maalaala Mo Kaya? Isulong! Celebrating 10 Years of Filipino Women’s Struggle & Victories

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Rhondalei Gabuat, GABRIELA Seattle Chair

Maalaala Mo Kaya? Isulong!

Celebrating 10 Years of Filipino Women’s Struggle & Victories

SEATTLE – On October 28, 2016 Filipina women’s organization, GABRIELA Seattle, will host their Anniversary event at the Beacon United Methodist Church, marking 10 years of educating, advocating, and defending the rights of Filipinas globally. The celebration includes a musical production honoring overseas Filipino workers and migrants, a community dinner, and silent auction.

Last week, GABRIELA Seattle joined GABRIELA USA’s national campaign to gather 13,000+ petition signatures and garner public pressure on NBC Universal to halt development of “Mail Order Family (see #CancelMailOrderFamily #FilipinasNot4Sale  tinyurl.com/FilipinasNot4Sale). In less than 24 hours of the petition going live, NBC News released a statement of an NBC Spokesperson, “The writer and producers have taken the sensitivity to the initial concept to heart and have chosen not to move forward with the project at this time.”

According to GABRIELA USA, “We will continue to push for our demand a meeting with NBC executives and producers of “Mail Order Family” to educate them of the true plight of Filipino women and the economic conditions of the Philippines which forces them into the mail order bride industry and other exploitative industries.”

On the contrary, GABRIELA Seattle’s one-night musical production, “Maalaala Mo Kaya? Isulong!” (“Would you remember? Onward!”) gets the story right.  Inspired by the longest running drama anthology in Philippine Television, Maalaala Mo Kaya, the play follows OFW Maritess as she leaves behind her family in the Philippines to seek livelihood in the United States. The play written by GABRIELA Seattle members shows the harsh reality of forced migration and worker exploitation experienced by the 6,000 Filipinos leaving the Philippines everyday.

All are welcome to join the celebration and share their stories. For ticket information, please check our Facebook page or email info@gabrielaseattle.org.

What: GABRIELA Seattle’s 10 Year Anniversary Show

$5 Seniors/Students; $10 General Admission. Dinner included; Childcare available upon request

When: Friday, October 28, 2016. Doors open at 6pm.

Where: Beacon United Methodist Church, 7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

GABRIELA Seattle is a collective of Pin@ys celebrating our multifaceted identities, revolutionary history, and rich culture. We work to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipinas globally.

GABRIELA Seattle is a member of GABRIELA-USA, an overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines. GABRIELA-USA is an organization working to advance the struggle of women in the overall movement for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines.

 

 

Gabriela USA 3rd National Congress

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It is with great pleasure we officially open REGISTRATION for the GABRIElA USA 3rd National Congress!  We are honoring the theme of “ABANTE! Women defend the people’s democratic rights for our dignity and self determination”  from March 19-20 in San Francisco.  This year’s theme speaks to the alliance’s refreshed attention to advancing Filipina migrant women’s rights, making visible our work and worth, and increasing our organization’s ability to foster genuine social change for the people of the Philippines.  Please inform your members, allies, observers and other participants  to submit their registration form at their earliest convenience.  Registration fees and instructions on the payment method is included in the registration form.  Early bird for registration payment ends on March 4.  
 
We have launched a new website abantegabriela.org where you can find the most up to date information regarding the Congress weekend. Visit the site periodically for the latest information.  Please check out the site and share widely!  There is also aFACEBOOK event page where you can find details about the weekend long event. Please like and invite your contacts.   Our very own national chairperson, Valerie Francisco, put together this amazing VIDEO capturing the essence of the spirit of the Gabriela.  
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