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Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism

We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest.  We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community.

News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios:

An exhibit on Carlos Bulosan, “Author, Poet and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan” is currently running at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.  It ends on March 13.

Other links mentioned:

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

University of Washington Special Collections all digitized materials relating to Carlos Bulosan

Labor Archives of Washington, special topical section on Cannery Worker Unionism

Details on the Carlos Bulosan exhibit at the University of Washington

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in central Philippines on November 8. More than 5,000 people are dead and thousands still missing. An estimated 4 million people are homeless. Government agencies and international aid organizations continue to assist with aid efforts as does local organizations.

Roger Rigor a member of Philippine US Solidarity Organization or PUSO. PUSO was founded in 2002 in Seattle. Roger is also a climate science and math teacher at the University of Washington based Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice.

Jill Mangaliman is a member of Pinayn Seattle Gabriela USA. Jill is also the lead organizer at local environmental justice organization, Got Green.

Listen to the interview here: 

Resources mentioned on the show:

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns or NAFCON   

Upcoming #HaiyanRelief #nafcon events:

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6–9pm

Tether, Inc’s Haiyan Relief Art Auction

Tether (316 Occidental Ave. S., 4th floor) Join Tether as they host a silent art auction to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Find great gifts for yourself or others—posters, paintings, prints, photography, apparel, accessories, photo and yoga sessions—while supporting the Philippines.

Friday December 6, 2013

H.O.P.E (Help Our Philippines Emerge) Queer Dance Party Fundraiser for Haiyan Relief by PNW BAYAN QUEER Caucus

Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave. E, Seattle 98102, Capitol Hill
Music By: DJ Daps1 & DJ Mixxtress

Doors 8pm, $10 Cover, 21+

Sponsored by: Alay ng Kultura, Anakbayan Seattle, Pin@y sa Seattle, Green Bodies, Coalition of Anti Racist Whites, LGBTQ Allyship,
Briq House entertainment, Uzuri Productions, Hidmo, Voice Rising