December 5, 2018

Solidarity is Our Duty! Forum on Philippine Human Rights Crisis (Philippines Task Force) @Los Angeles

December 9, 2018 - 04:00 PM / 07:00 PM


Los Angeles First UMC, 1020 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Last week, In the Philippines on a National Humanitarian mission to bring food, and supplies to an Indigenous school, United Methodist Pastors, church leaders, and progressive congress representatives rescued the teachers and students who had fled in fear of their safety after their school was forcibly closed by the Philippine Military.

Stopped at a Philippine Military and Police check-point everyone was detained held for over twelve hours and then the Pastors, church leaders, and progressive congress reps and teachers were charged with trafficking of the children. While the Philippine Military and Police debated about who was the one officially charging them. The Philippine military and Police who is funded by our US Tax Dollars.

We aim to explore the connections to how our US Tax Dollars are funding the Human Rights Crisis throughout the Philippines, the pleas for solidarity from the Filipino people, and how we can deepen that solidarity here in Cal-Pac along with other community based organizations.

Learn more about the Human Rights situation in the Philippines at this event.