On Wednesday, January 20, 2018, I co-led my first ABSV workshop at Listen to the Silence (LTS). Listen to the Silence is Stanford’s annual Asian American Issues Conference which began in 1995 “out of a need to increase the visibility of Asian American issues as well as the conditions of the Asian American community.” This … More Listen to the Silence – Reflection
Anakbayan Silicon Valley participated in the second annual Women’s March in San Jose, California on January 20, 2017. This year’s march coincided with the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. It was great to once again march alongside the Progressive Women of Color contingent. I had the honor of … More Women’s March SJ – Reflection
On Tuesday, May 23, in response to the recent clash between the Maute group and the AFP in city of Marawi, President Duterte declared martial law on the entire island of Mindanao including Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi. Under Martial Law the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, giving the government the power to arrest and detain any person without any cases filed against the person when the crime is allegedly rebellion. This is a serious threat to the people’s liberties. … More Anakbayan Silicon Valley Demands an End to Martial Law in Mindanao!
The spirit of resistance is alive and well in San Jose, California, as thousands of community members have taken to the streets in recent weeks to voice their concerns over the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Anakbayan Silicon Valley, a progressive organization of Filipino youth, have been leaders on the ground for three mobilizations, all taking place in downtown San Jose. … More Beyond Tech, Beyond Corporations: Filipinos Fighting Fascism!
On November 10, 2016, Anakbayan Silicon Valley (ABSV), a progressive Filipino youth and student organization, took to the streets with hundreds of community members at the Dump Trump protest in San Jose, California. … More Anakbayan Silicon Valley: With People Power, The System Cowers
Yesterday morning, Sandugo, an alliance of Moro and indigenous peoples for self determination, protested in front of the U.S. Embassy to demand an end of U.S. domination in the Philippine’s political, economic, and cultural affairs. As the rally ended, Senior Marcelino Pedroso of the Manila Police District ordered police to run their vehicles against the … More Anakbayan Silicon Valley condemns the violent dispersal of indigenous and Moro protesters!
Youth are the bloodlines of the movement — we continuously progress our society for a better future. Join us as we celebrate five years in struggling for genuine social change in the Philippines and in the Silicon Valley! It will be an incredible evening with cultural performances from Bay Area artists and organizations, food, and … More Bloodlines of the Movement: Celebrating 5 Years of Anakbayan Silicon Valley