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:
- Conor Casey – University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Labor Archivist
- Joaquin Uy – Community Organizer and Campaigns Coordinator with BAYAN Pacific Northwest (also former KBCS News Director)
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 13th.
Other links mentioned:
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:
Upcoming #HaiyanRelief #nafcon events:
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6–9pm
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