On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, ABSV (Anakbayan Silicon Valley), SAHE (Student Advocates for Higher Education), SQE (Students for Quality Education), and SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine), came together in solidarity to host a cultural night entitled “Activism is Not a Crime” at San Jose State University. … More South Bay Youth and Students Unite: Activism is Not a Crime!
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