i'll be on my way to another trip to the philippines again shortly, and will be able to stay for some time again, but before i do, literally the night before, i'll be performing at the following event. come show your solidarity!

under Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, vowing to support at any cost the US-led so-called war on terror,
there has been 2,241 cases of human rights violations, 260 political killings, 23 disappearances;
169,343 individuals, 18,740 families, 70 communities, 196 households have been victims of human rights violations;
since the return of US troops to the Philippines, sex trafficking of Filipinas has increased 600%
join GABRIELA Network in a memorial to the victims of human rights violations,
in honor of those who've fought and those who continue to fight for human rights...
3rd annual multi-media commemoration of international human rights day
Wednesday, 10 December 2003, 7PM-9PM
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
(between Thompson & Sullivan Sts.)
featuring: THE MANGO TRIBE (spoken word), NADINE LAFOND (musical performance),
CROSSING THE BLVD (theatrical reading), MARGARITA ALCANTARA TAN (spoken word)
OPEN MIC following featured performances
All are invited to contribute to a MEMORIAL ALTAR
Suggested items: photographs, fruit, flowers, and other significant items of remembrance.
Items can be picked up following the program.
FREE.  NO Cover Charge.  FREE.
Limited Seating.  Reserve yours NOW!
HumanWrites@gabnet.org or 1.212.592.3507
GABRIELA Network, est. 1989, is a Philippine-US women's solidarity organization.
To volunteer or for more information: PO Box 403, Times Square Station, New York, NY  10036
www.gabnet.org;  email: nynj@gabnet.org;  1.212.592.3507
Special THANKS to the staff and congregation of Judson Memorial Church for the use of this space.
Judson continues to be a beacon for free spirits in the arts and politics and a leader among
progressive faith communities in the city and nation for over 100 years.
Subway directions to Judson Memorial Church: N/R train to 8th St.;
A/C/E/F/V to West 4th St.;  1/9 to Christopher St./Sheridan Square.