|Friday May 17, 2013 8:00 PM - Sunday May 19, 2013 3:00 PM | $20.00
DIWANG PINAY 2013: Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa Ating mga Makabagong Bayani / Resist the Enslavement of Our Modern Heroes
Labor Trafficking: "The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or corecion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery."
-Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000
Diwang Pinay is a performance based on the true stories of four women who have survived labor trafficking. Like thousands of other overseas Filipino workers, landlessness, joblessness, contractualization and meager wages forced them to leave the Philippines to find work abroad. Recruited through an employment agency, they signed labor contracts with the promise of the American dream and an end to their hardships back home only to find themselves commodities in a labor export system and pawns in a labor trafficking scheme, which they struggle against and resist to this day.
This original production is a program of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)-GABRIELA USA and is in support of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns' Stop Trafficking Our People campaign.
Friday, May 17th at 8pm
Saturday, May 18th at 8pm
Sunday, May 19th at 3pm
Advance tickets: $20
At door: $25
WOW Cafe Theatre
59-61 East 4th Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE NYC) is a mass-based, grassroots women's organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women's struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We are Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. We are a LGBTIQ-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) friendly organization, inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. FiRE is a proud member of GABRIELA-USA and BAYAN USA.
For more on FiRE: http://www.firenyc.org
For more information on the history of Diwang Pinay in New York City: http://firenyc.wordpress.com/our-programs/diwang-pinay/
WOW Cafe Theatre (View)
59-61 East 4th Street,4th floor
New York, NY 10003
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