[act-ma] 3/11 FIGHT WITHOUT FEAR! Filipinas Resist U.S. Imperialism

Huibin Amelia Chew hachew at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 10:50:36 PST 2007

with INCITE! Boston Women of Color Against Violence

Presenting, as part of our film series on Global South Women's Movements,
A Fundraiser Film Screening & Discussion:

Filipinas Resist U.S. Imperialism
WHEN: 4 pm - Sunday, March 11
WHERE: Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th
floor<http://www.encuentro5.org/contact.htm>(Downtown Crossing T-stop)
Suggested donation: $7, based on ability (All proceeds will go to support
GABRIELA's work)

GABRIELA is a mass women's organization in the Philippines working to free
women from all forms of oppression, whether intimate violence, landlessness
and economic exploitation, lack of reproductive healthcare – or foreign
domination by the U.S.

* After 9/11, U.S. bases in the Philippines re-opened...
* Women were over half of the 800 people disappeared in recent political
violence under the U.S.-backed Arroyo dictatorship...
* Decades of economic and military domination by the U.S. have resulted in
the massive exportation of Filipinas as domestic workers and mail-order

Come hear about this amazing movement's work organizing peasant women,
squatters, students, and the urban poor!

JOIN US for a discussion, and celebration of International Women's Day --
and women's resistance!

* Darlene Lombos, organizer/film-maker
* Dorotea Mendoza, Secretary General of GABRIELA Network
* Olivia J. Qunto, lead organizer of GABRIELA Network
* Aparna Sindhoor, dance
* Angela Makabali, spoken word
* Voices of Liberation
* members of INCITE! Boston Women of Color Against Violence

** We will have delicious home-cooked Philippine food!  **

** Books & crafts for sale, including the new INCITE! Anthology: **
"The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial
fresh from South End Press!
(see http://www.southendpress.org/2006/items/87662 for details)

About the Film Series:
Too often the roles of Global South women in struggles for economic
and social justice are ignored.  Or they are mentioned in passing,
without a full look at the richness of their experiences, and lessons
they offer us all.

* What can we learn from women's contributions?
* Why does colonization depend on sexism?
* What can Global South women teach us about how racism, patriarchy, &
imperialism work, that we might otherwise miss?

For more info, please contact inciteboston at yahoo.com or 617-947-0759
INCITE! Boston Women of Color Against Violence inciteboston.blogspot.com
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if i injected my flesh with silicone
did hundreds of situps a day
wore lacey push up bras
got surgery to correct my Asian single-eyelid
wore subtle lipstick, concealer, & gloss
made my gaze bruised with shadow & mascara
wore dainty stilleto heels & flippy skirts
got some hips
would you buy me then?

does market follow demand, or demand follow market?
i want to be the white girls of your wet dreams with million-dollar
prosthetic bodies, $40,000 makeovers, features imprinted on your cock
by billion-dollar industries

I am beautiful in my mind
until you choose them instead
slap my ugliness to my face

and you tell me you don't understand this kind of competition!
i didn't write the rules
of this game you don't recognize
you just follow the market, the ads, the art, the enterprize...
shaping the sadness of my sickness

Sisters, come together & incite
refugees of false dreams to unite.

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