We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

GABNET COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY WITH ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF ITS 20 YEAR HISTORY

by Jollene Levid Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM
secgen@gabnet.org 323-356-4748

On Saturday, October 10, a hushed crowd of Gabriela Network (GABNet) members, alumni, supporters, and political allied sat in the USD Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The strum of a guitar and the lone voice of woman singing opened up the festivities of GABNet's 20th Anniversary.

GABNET COMMEMORATES ...
models_wear_political_fashions_highlighting_10_gabnet_campaigns.jpg, image/jpeg, 1024x683

GABNET COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY WITH ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF ITS 20 YEAR HISTORY

On Saturday, October 10, a hushed crowd of Gabriela Network (GABNet) members, alumni, supporters, and political allied sat in the USD Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The strum of a guitar and the lone voice of woman singing opened up the festivities of GABNet's 20th Anniversary.

Those gathered shared in the long history of the first progressive Philippine women's organization in the United States. A pictorial profile of the organization's twenty year history featured activities, events, and growth of the organization. Dr. Annalisa Enrile commented, "The foundation of GABNet is it's membership. The women who have come through GABNet and who continue to be a part of the organization are what makes GABNet creative, community based, and relevant."

Founder Ninotchka Rosca was honored. In her response, she gave the parable of The Foolish Old Man and One Smart Girl (see full text at www.ninotchkarosca.blogspot.com). Always forward looking, Rosca commented on GABNet's last 20 years as being "just practice for the real work which will define the next 20 years."

Rosca's emotional and powerful speech was followed by a formal program highlighting ten major GABNet campaigns. The multi-media presentation included narratives, photos, videos, and a political art show using the canvas of the terno, traditional colonial national dress of Philippine women, to present a political issue. The dresses were a "reclaiming of our womanhood," explained GABNet Creative Director, Loralei Bingamon. The fashions included GABNet's campaigns against Militarism, the Mail-Order Bride Industry, Political Repression, Globalization, and the GABNet 3, Purple Rose, Immigrant Rights, Reproductive Rights, Comfort Women, and Dollar 4 Divorce campaigns.

The program closed with an address from the organization's Secretary General, Jollene Levid who declared, "GABNet is an organization's of firsts and we are now looking forward to a higher stage of organizing, political work, and theory-building."

A celebratory reception was held at the Rotunda of the Institute. Allies and supporters from organizations like the ANSWER anti-war coalition, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines, Pilipino student organizations from all over California, women's centers, reproductive rights advocates, enjoyed the repast and conversed about GabNet's role in their lives. Women from El Salvador, Uganda,Pakistan, and the Philippines also joined in the festivities. GABNet thanked their guests, affirming their commitment to serving the community and continuing their struggle for transnational women.

Deeply moved, GabNet members affirmed their continuing commitment to women's emancipation and liberation in general, and to the emancipation of women of Philippine ancestry in particular. Said one Irvine member: "GabNet changed my life!" Messages of congratulations and solidarity had poured into the organization. But being the kind of organization it is, GabNet is already wrapping up its typhoon victims drive and preparing for the women's November's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. -- ##
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Fashion on Gabnet's anti- Militarism Campaign

by Jollene Levid Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM
secgen@gabnet.org 323-356-4748

Fashion on Gabnet's ...
gabnet_fashion_to_depict_campaign_against_militarism.jpg, image/jpeg, 1024x683

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Founder Ninotchka Rosca addresses crowd

by Jollene Levid Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM
secgen@gabnet.org 323-356-4748

Founder Ninotchka Ro...
gabnet_founder_ninotchka_rosca_addresses_the_audience.jpg, image/jpeg, 1024x683

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy