*UPDATE: Please do not donate via GoFundMe*

Dear Community, Friends and Family,

Thank you for your continued support and contributions to our work. In light of today, October 22 as the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization, we have decided to shut down our GoFundMe page.

We are joining the national boycott on GoFundMe, who has refused to take down GoFundMe pages supporting Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the unjust killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. We firmly oppose GoFundMe and their refusal to take down these pages, as they continue to profit from racially motivated hate crimes: Sign the petition HERE!

We ask that you stand with us and continue to support our work for the remaining 7 days, by giving cash, writing checks*, or through Square Cash (send to give@gabrielaseattle.org). We will post all donation updates on social media until we complete our campaign on Tuesday, October 28th.

We stand in solidarity with the people in Ferguson who continue to rise up against the killing of Michael Brown, despite the rapid and intensifying militarization of their town. And we demand justice for Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old Filipina Transgendered woman who was murdered by US Marine Joseph Pemberton in the Philippines on October 11 and we demand the officer be handed over to Philippine custody. Sign the petition HERE!

As GABRIELA Seattle, we will always take a stand against police brutality, militarization and all other forms of state repression, having seen and known the affects of it ourselves in our own communities and in our homeland.

With Love and Solidarity,
Gabriela Seattle

Donate via Square Cash (send to give@gabrielaseattle.org).

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*Please make checks payable to “Gabriela Seattle” and send to:

P.O. Box 18045 Seattle, WA 98118.

Gabriela Seattle, an all volunteer grassroots organization of Filipina women, has successfully raised $10k through the Social Justice Fund to help staff its first part-time paid organizer in 2015. We are now conducting a 30 Day Community Ask to match the previously raised $10,000 so that we can completely fund our part-time organizer including travel expenses associated with our national Human Trafficking Campaign of Filipina women teachers and other organizing needs as necessary.

Since 2001, Gabriela Seattle has been engaged in our community by providing political education, developing leadership among Filipina women and youth, and putting on cultural productions. We are part of a national organization, Gabriela USA, an overseas chapter of Gabriela Philippines, the largest grassroots women’s political organization with over 400 chapters across the Philippines. We connect political issues in the Philippines to how it affects Filipina women in the U.S. Our membership throughout the years have been students, working professionals, mothers, queer identified, mixed-race, immigrant, second generation, and low income women from Seattle and South King County. You can learn more about our past and present members at gabrielaseattle.org.

As an all volunteer women identified organization we have raised funds for domestic violence and typhoon survivors in the Philippines, conducted hundreds of workshops for community members and participated in political campaigns that affect Filipina women. Our dedication and commitment as volunteers comes from the value of wanting to serve our people and doing so in a collective way that builds leadership of women locally and nationally.

Highlights of Gabriela Seattle’s Work Through the Years

  • Organized and conducted local and national trainings for organizers as a way to build leadership of membership
  • Numerous Cultural Productions such as Veil, Umaga, Diwang Pinay, Kamay, Sinilangan, and Kadasig to name a few that address topics of identity, history, domestic violence, human rights violations, and other political situations affecting women in the Philippines
  • Raised money for typhoon survivors in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 that went directly to grassroots organizations conducting relief work in the Philippines
  • Organized exposure trips to the Philippines for women to connect with Gabriela Philippines organizers working to address poverty, violence against women, and local government corruption in their communities as a way to build leadership and learn first hand the effects that US imperialism has on the Philippines

We hope you could be a part of this great endeavor as we continue to grow and expand our work for many more years to come. You’re contribution, no matter how big or small, will make great strides in helping to advance the work of Gabriela.

To learn more about the women of Gabriela Seattle – check out our featured member of the day where we highlight a current or alumni Gabriela member for each of the 30 days of our fundraising campaign.

Thank you for the years of support and we look forward to many more years of serving our community.

Donate via Square Cash (send to give@gabrielaseattle.org).

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*Please make checks payable to “Gabriela Seattle” and send to:

P.O. Box 18045 Seattle, WA 98118.

With Gratitude,
Gabriela Seattle
#Give2Gabriela2014

CONTACT US
P.O. Box 18045
Seattle, WA 98118
425.954.7691
info@gabrielaseattle.org