Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NO HUMAN TRAFFICKING: performance of Diwang Pinay 6/13 at Hunter

F.I.R.E. and V-DAY 2013 at Hunter College invite you to
a PERFORMANCE that raises awareness about labor trafficking ! 

Hunter North room 424

Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa Ating mga Makabagong Bayani

(Resist the Enslavement of Our Modern Heroes)

Diwang Pinay is a performance based on the true stories of four women who have survived labor trafficking. Like thousands of other overseas Filipino workers, landlessness, joblessness, contractualization and meager wages forced them to leave the Philippines to find work abroad.

Recruited through an employment agency, the women signed labor contracts with the promise of the American dream and an end to their hardships back home only to find themselves commodities in a labor export system and pawns in a labor trafficking scheme, which they struggle against and resist to this day.

This original production is a program of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)-GABRIELA USA and is in support of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns' Stop Trafficking Our People campaign.

$15 general admission at the door, 
$10 for WGS summer courses students, Human Rights program students, & WGS majors & minors

(but we have  a limit of 25 student tickets at $10 each, so email me as soon as possible if you want me to reserve one for you. Pick it up at the door on the night of the show no later than 7:15pm. Bring HC ID. My email is, specify which WGS course you are taking in the summer and/or if you are major/minor in our program. Thank you)

See our Balitang America Media Coverage on Opening Night:

Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) is a mass-based women's organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women's struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. FiRE is a LGBTIQ-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. For more information, please visit

We are a proud member organization of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines, with babae in San Francisco, Pinay Sa Seattle in Seattle, WA, and SiGAw in Los Angeles, CA.

FiRE is a member of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S. representing organizations of students, scholars, wome, workers, and youth.  To learn more about BAYAN, please visit

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