2nd General Assembly Meeting of Fall 2015

12105808_914433778610228_2646635168364006764_nLFS-SFSU’s General Assembly meeting is tomorrow on October 12, 2015 from 7-9pm in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center!

It is located on the top floor/Terrace level of the Cesar Chavez building.  Learn about events happening throughout the rest of the month!  Meet the rest of the General Assembly!

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FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: MARTIAL LAW EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION

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Where? Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, San Francisco State University

When? September 24th 6pm-8pm

On September of 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines. An era of brutal repression and violence that plagued the Philippines for nearly a decade.

What is Martial Law? How did youth and students play a role during this era? Why is it relevant today? Find out this and more at our Martial Law Educational Discussion!

This event will also be the first General Assembly gathering of the year!

RSVP on Facebook here!

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YOUTH AND STUDENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN INDIGENOUS LEADERS

  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September, 9, 2015

Reference: Jordan Ilagan, Chairperson, LFS-SFSU, lfs.sfsu@gmail.com

FIL AM STUDENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN INDIGENOUS LEADERS

The League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University (LFS-SFSU), along with its various on-campus and off-campus alliances held a candlelight vigil on the evening of September 9, 2015 to pay tribute to Emerito Samarca, Dionel Campos, and Bello Sinzo, educators that were slain in Surigao Del Sur, Philippines.

Emerito, Dionel, and Bello were educators for the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV), a learning center that aims to educate indigenous students that were not being reached by social services.

“The struggle is alive, not just in the Philippines. In Ferguson, Palestine, Mexico, and here, people are fighting for their liberation,” Ana-Louise Trinidad, Secretary General of LFS-SFSU and delegate from the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network (KBKN) 2014 summer exposure trip. “We must unite and create a people’s movement, because that is how we are going to end militarization in our communities,” Jeannel Poyaoan, coordinator of Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) and delegate of the KBKN 2015 summer exposure trip.

The vigil was a time of solemn reflection and remembrance. Youth and students came together to pay tribute to the fallen leaders, as stories were shared, tears were shed, and we as a collective were called to action. Students from various organizations and affiliations linked arms in solidarity with the Lumads facing oppression. Grief was turned into courage as students were called forth into their own respective communities to continue to educate and organize against militarization and to defend ancestral domain.

JUSTICE FOR EMERITO SAMARCA, DIONEL CAMPOS, AND BELLO SINZO!

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS! STOP THE KILLINGS IN MINDANAO!
END IMPUNITY NOW!

END OPLAN BAYANIHAN!

ACTIVISM IS NOT A CRIME!

Dugang kadasig

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Candlelight Vigil and Open House Fall 2015

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The youth and students of LFS-SFSU condemn the killings of Lumad community leaders Emerito Samarca, Dionel Campos, and Bello Sinzo!

Save Our Schools Network Statement

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at for a time of reflection, mourning, and remembrance during these difficult times. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.

Dugang kadasig! Let us be ever more determined to fight for a just and lasting peace!

Link to the Facebook page!

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Get a chance to meet & connect with new folks! Get some free food! And get to know what LFS-SFSU does!

Things you can do at LFS Open House:
Meet our beautiful Executive Committee!
Learn more about our various programs!

Including:
LFS-SFSU Community Internship for 3 units!
Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network – National Fil-Am Youth and Student Typhoon Relief Network
Baliksambayanan – Exposure trip to the Philippines
Education is a Human Right Campaign!
& get the low down on upcoming events and kick-its!!!

Link to the Facebook page!

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URGENT! Save The Live Of Mary Jane Veloso

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URGENT Bay Area Day of Action to Save Mary Jane Veloso:

1.Rally at the Indonesian Consulate (1111 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133) at 9AM

2.Rally at the Philippine Consulate (447 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108) at 12 NOON.

3. Vigil at Seafood City (1535 Landess Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035) at 7PM

We are calling on the protection of Mary Jane Veloso, a 30 year old Filipino who is currently sitting in Indonesia’s death row scheduled to be executed by firing squad on Monday April 27 (April 28 in Indonesia). A victim of human trafficking, Mary Jane was coerced to fly to Indonesia by drug syndicates, not knowing that there was heroin in her bag. She has been in Indonesian jail for five years, with little support from the Philippine government or the Philippine Embassy. With just days before her scheduled execution, supporters and advocates rally to appeal the Indonesian president to save her life.

Other forms of support:

  • Sign the Petition to Indonesian President Joko Widodo by logging online to http://tinyurl.com/savemaryjane
  • Call the Indonesian Embassy at (415) 474-9571 and urge Consul General Hardi Hermawan to support clemency for Mary Jane Veloso
  • Raise awareness through social media using hashtags #maryjane #savemaryjane #savemaryjaneveloso
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Activism is NOT a Crime! Defend the Defenders of Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Cordilleras!

Kaisahan Balita - Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor

For Immediate Release

Press Statement

March 24, 2015

Reference: Patrick Racela, Head Coordinator, Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor

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Activism is NOT a Crime! Defend the Defenders of Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Cordilleras!

We, the Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor express great support and solidarity for the human rights activists and indigenous rights advocates facing political vilification and harassment in the Cordilleras. As cultural advocates who support the cultures and practices of indigenous peoples, we condemn the elements that threaten the lives of peace loving people working towards building a more just society.

The increased political vilification is a prelude to instances of human rights violations, such as illegal arrests on bogus, trumped-up charges, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, as observed historically. Such was the case for human rights activist, William Buggati, who was extrajudicially killed on March 25th, 2014.  The targeted individuals and peoples’ organizations have…

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Fil-Ams join ‘Million March’, calls on Youth to challenge racis

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Originally posted on Anakbayan New York-New Jersey:
New York City, NY – Filipino-Americans join the biggest protest to date this Saturday in response to the non-indictment of police officer Darren Wilson involved in the shooting of African-American teen Mike Brown…

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