PANGIYAK KI! Defend Lumad People’s Rights in the Philippines

 

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Incessant attacks on Mindanao’s schools, communities and Indigenous people have spawned human rights violations. The brutal killings caused by militarization, particularly at the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) in Surigao del Sure demonstrate this reality today.

We call on Pangiyak ki! which means “battlecry” in Manobo language, as our collective response.

More information here

Pangiyak Ki! Defending Lumad People’s Rights in the Philippines
December 12, 2015 | 4-7pm
Doors open 4:15

Room 5-160 (5th Floor) Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 252 Bloor Street West (right above St. George Subway Station) Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Hosts: Kim Abis (RSM)

Film showing:
Pangandoy: The fight for Lumad education,
20 mins., Bisaya with English subtitles
filmmaker Hiyasmin Saturay

Speakers:
Rhea Gamana, Anakbayan Toronto
Bern Jagunos, ICHRP-Canada

Special Performances:
Norman Crisostomo of Tambuli

Food and refreshments provided
Wheelchair accessible space
Pay what you can

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ORGANIZERS:
ABTO is the Toronto chapter of Anakbayan, a comprehensive, national democratic mass organization of the Filipino youth.

RSM is a combative, anti-capitalist student movement that aims to serve the proletariat and oppressed peoples in our fight against exploitation. We’re committed to making campus a site of class struggle!

ICHRP-Canada is a network of organizations who are concerned about human rights and committed to work for a just and lasting peace in the Philippines.

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This event is part of the #StopLumadKillings grassroots campaign.

Primer on the campaign (http://bit.ly/1K02gKZ)

Open Letter to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III from Concerned Canadians (http://on.fb.me/1NKnnDx)

 

 

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