The Genocide Continues and Guess Who's Coming?
Sunday, 12 November 2023
Ferry Building, San Francisco CA 94114
Bring your Palestinian flags and keffiyehs
San Francisco is honored to be the Host City for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week 2023 with the theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.”
Well thousands of us disagree just a bit! Some from Boston, some from Seattle, some from Portland, many from different parts of California and far, far more places!
GABRIELA — NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF FILIPINO WOMEN SOUTHEAST ASIA — PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA, THAILAND, VIETNAM, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, CAMBODIA, LAOS
GABRIELA is a grassroots-based alliance of more than 200 organizations, institutions, desks and programs based in communities, workplaces and schools throughout all regions and major provinces and cities in the Philippines. It also has chapters in eight countries outside of the Philippines.
Founded in 1984, GABRIELA organizes Filipino women, primarily from marginalized sectors of society, and helps educate and empower them to fight for their rights and interests through collective action.
GABRIELA provides direct services to marginalized women including counseling services to women survivors of VAW, medical missions, free clinics, relief and rehabilitation in times of disaster and capability building trainings on women’s health and women’s rights.
GABRIELA builds networks and links with other local and international women’s organizations and institutions for cooperation and mutual support as well as with other people’s organizations in the Philippines and in other countries.
GABRIELA aspire for a sovereign society free from foreign domination and intervention with a self-reliant economy geared towards the people’s needs and gives equal value to the role of women in production; where land belongs to the tillers and recognizes women’s equal right to own land; a democratic government where the people’s rights — including women’s rights — are upheld, respected and guaranteed and women’s political participation is ensured and; a socio-cultural system that is devoid of patriarchal values, gender oppression, discrimination, and violence.
GABRIELA have led the Risings in the Philippines and abroad (where Gabriela chapters are situated) since 2013. They are now regionally coordinating OBR across Southeast Asia. They are part of a huge and broad coalition of other member groups who make up the OBR Philippines Task Force.
OBR Task Force Philippines Members include:
Gabriela Women’s Party
Kilusang Mayo Uno (workers)
Alliance of Concerned Teachers
Ecumenical Women’s Forum
Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns
Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia
Amihan Federation of Peasant Women
Kadamay (Urban Poor women)
Innabuyog Gabriela (Indigenous women)
Southeast Asia — Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos
They sang, they spoke and were most inspiring!
We marched after the Inspiring Rally
The speakers were in both Spanish and English. They were alliances of Feminist Women, Socialists, Palestinian Women and Men. We were in this Together!
I spent the whole rally holding up the banner. Then the picture above with me holding my banner was taken.
It was relaxing sitting behind the banner holding it up with four and then five other people. It was a meaningful rally and I was a part of the first part of the March.